Elon Musk thinks that the harsh Russian retaliation by Ukraine’s armed forces is raising the risk of a nuclear conflict. Musk responded to a Twitter user who said that there is a one-in-six possibility of a worldwide nuclear war, saying, “Nuclear war probability is growing quickly.”
The opposite is true, according to a newly revealed US intelligence study, which said that there is no proof that Russian President Vladimir Putin has plans to attack Ukraine with a nuclear weapon.
Musk is now under criticism for his recent Twitter poll in which he urged talks between Russia and Ukraine. This poll received criticism from a number of experts as well as Ukrainian officials.
Despite having his idea branded as pro-Russian and declaring that he is “not a fan of World War III,” the software tycoon insisted that he is still firmly on Ukraine’s side. Even earlier in the day, Musk tweeted that he had spent the previous night “up all night trying to think of every feasible way to de-escalate this conflict.”
Musk also said that if Putin chooses to order full mobilization, a win for Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is “unlikely” given that Russia’s population is three times larger than Ukraine’s. This is another argument in favor of de-escalation.
Will there be a nuclear war between Russia and Ukraine?
Even though the Pentagon claims to have uncovered no proof of Putin’s intention to use nuclear weapons on Ukraine, the US is preparing in case Russia chooses to use nuclear weapons.
After Putin’s warning to the West, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) spent $290 million to buy anti-radiation medications. According to Joe Biden’s idea, the medication, called Nplate, would be used to treat acute radiation sickness (ARS) in cases of radiological and nuclear crises.
Many people also think that the recent assault by Ukraine on the $3.6 billion bridge connecting Crimea to Russia’s main territory might stoke the flames.
Additionally, Putin has threatened to deploy nuclear weapons to defend the territories Moscow has gained in Ukraine, including Kherson, Zaporizhzhia, and the Donbas region. Zelenskyy, who previously called Putin a “monster,” said that the latter may “kill the earth,” but added that he would not take such drastic action.
Source: Republic World