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Elon Musk has once again caused outrage for social media posts about Ukraine, this time for mocking President Zelensky and the ongoing crisis over US funding for Kyiv.

In a post on X on Sunday evening, the world’s richest man published a modified version of the “frustrated boy meme” with a picture of the Ukrainian president’s face.

The post read: “When it’s been five minutes and you haven’t asked for a billion dollars in aid.”

The post came as developments in Washington meant the future of US aid for Ukraine hangs in the balance amid the political wrangling to avoid a government shutdown.

Barely a week after President Volodymyr Zelensky was in Washington appealing for more funds, the compromise struck in Congress late Sunday dropped new funding for Ukraine amid opposition from hardline Republicans, AFP reports.

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Musk’s tweet mocking the plight of Ukraine in the face of Russia’s full-scale invasion sparked outrage on social media.

The campaign group Republicans Against Trump, said: “Why do you mock a brave leader who leads his nation in its heroic fight for their freedom? Have you no shame?”

Journalist Julia Davis replied to the post, adding: “Because Zelensky dares to stand up to Putin and Elon never could.”

Another person wrote: “You’ll have to excuse Zelenskyy. He’d rather his people not be raped, murdered, tortured, or kidnapped. When Musk takes a government handout, it’s just to get richer.”

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A Russian attack hit Dnipro, Kryvyi Rih, Snelnykove, and Ukrainian National Railways (Ukrzaliznytsia) infrastructure. The Ukrainian Air Force shot down a TU-22M3 bomber that was part of the attack.

Former CIA officer John Sipher simply replied: “Get help.”

US journalist ‘Jay in Kyiv,’ added: “When you’ve licked Putin’s boots day and all night and still you want more.”

Other were a bit more creative in their responses:

Musk’s latest post is just one of a number of recent statements which have given an insight into the businessman’s lack of understanding of the situation Ukraine faces.

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Over the weekend he appeared to conflate the situation on Ukraine’s international border with that of the US.

In a post on X, he asked: “Why do so many American politicians from both parties care 100 times more about the Ukraine border than the USA border?”

At the US border, thousands of largely peaceful migrants are crossing in the hopes of claiming asylum in the US.

At the Ukrainian border, tens of thousands of Russian troops have crossed hoping to illegally annex an entire country in what one Moscow general has described as a ‘stepping stone’ to invade Europe.

There was no shortage of people in the replies to his tweet willing to point out what Musk appeared to be missing.

“Ukraine is preventing a much wider war by stopping russia [sic] from invading NATO territory. Ukraine fights for us all,” wrote Paul Massaro.

“Why does the world’s richest businessman sound like a MAGA bot, spewing out automated right-wing talking points?” wrote journalist Mehdi Hasan.

The two posts above are just the latest in Musk’s apparent campaign against Ukraine – last month he wrote “So much death for so little,” in a post about Ukraine's counteroffensive, apparently in agreement with another post by David Sacks, a venture capitalist and friend of Musk who has criticized US support for Ukraine.

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Elsewhere, a senate probe has been launched calling for a review of any incidents where Space X or others have disabled Ukrainian services following the revelation that Musk had not extended the private Starlink satellite network to aid Kyiv’s attack on Russian warships in Ukrainian waters near the Crimean coast.

https://twitter.com/reshetz/status/1708635457121132788

Musk said he made the decision fearing that Moscow would retaliate with nuclear weapons. “If I had agreed to their request, then SpaceX would be explicitly complicit in a major act of war and conflict escalation,” Musk said.

The move triggered an immediate backlash in Ukraine.

“Sometimes a mistake is more than just a mistake,” Mykhailo Podolyak, a senior aide to President Zelensky wrote.

“By not allowing Ukrainian drones to destroy part of the Russian military (!) fleet via Starlink interference, Elon Musk allowed this fleet to fire Kalibr missiles at Ukrainian cities.

“As a result, civilians, children are being killed. This is the price of a cocktail of ignorance and big ego.”

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Robert Stillman
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Slava Ukraine! from Michigan USA. unlike the russian bots posting here , I will in fact vote.. and you bet your ass I'll be voting for increasing support for ukraine!

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peace
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More are opposing more support for Ukraine. Too many Ukrainian lives have been lost unnecessarily because of the weapons sent to them....many are in the state of disrepair, but still charged at as much as or even higher price than new ones to the taxpayers. It's a scam, swindling public money to enrich the elites and politicians under their payroll.

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Wilhite
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Next year, there is an election. I will vote to end American support for Ukraine. End the war.

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Paul
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I dont pay taxes here in the US so your leaders can piss the money away and immediately ask for more. And when they don't get it they act like petulant children. If you give a mouse a cookie could literally describe any Ukrainian leader right now. Time to close the cookie jar for good, America has it's own problems.

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Ra
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Wow, some of these comments are obviously coming from moronic Russian bots pretending to be from USA. Or they're from cognitively impaired MAGA-morons.
Elon should probably sell Twitter and go live in a cave. It'd be better for his mental health.

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onemad
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The United States citizens do not want to send money and arms to Ukraine. Our corrupt politicians are doing it and should not be.

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Dan Donovan
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Musk will make a lot of mistakes and he probably doesn't regret any of them. Sometimes, that's the only way you learn. I was told he had a poor relationship with his father who may have been a tough, uncompromising person and neglectful of the family. It will take sometime for that little hurt boy "Elon" to grow up.

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Sigmund Silber
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Musk is mentally unstable. He can not be trusted. He is also a coward.

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dada
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go russia!

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Sigmund Silber
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Musk is a jerk. I will never purchase any product where he is involved.

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BecausePhysics
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There are no functioning communications or geostationary satellites - especially shoebox sized ones - orbiting the earth "in space". To believe so is to be completely ignorant of physics. The radio antenna and batteries would need to be bigger than the rocket they are launched from.

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LMAO
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Don't pay him. There are no functioning communications or geostationary satellites - especially shoebox sized ones - orbiting the earth "in space". To believe so is to be completely ignorant of physics. The radio antenna and batteries would need to be bigger than the rockets used to get them up there.

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Makuye
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The russian troll, and useful idiot assault in this column is massive. Some are the usual, including at least one who consistently posts purposely hate-arousing and typical disruptive rhetoric followed by a Deceptive pretense of appeal to your possible vulnerability to seduction by his pretence to be christian", when every word he types manifests his russian disruptive intention.

Learn to think and evaluate, to recognize attempts to divide through the use of overarousal rhetoric.

We know that Musk pretends to successful oligarch status.

That is the psychological vulnerability of wealth accumulation noted by lord Acton 156 years ago: "Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority; still more when you superadd the tendency of certainty of corruption by authority."

We are ALL vulnerable to the stripping of our moral sense of decency when we seek, develop, or attain dominance in ANY way. Thus the intended checks and balances of power in US Constitution, so increasingly violated without enforcement of those checks.

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Publicus
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You’re wrong about the US border. It’s 100s of thousands every month. It’s the primary source of fentanyl that’s killing thousands, and they aren’t peaceful.

Not justifying Musk’s comments, but he’s also contributed a vital millions worth of starlink terminals and service. Critical to military operations.

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Chester Courtland
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It is time for Ukraine to capitulate to Russia's awesome power and might! Soon Ukraine will be back to being called The Ukraine again and Putin will rule over the hapless Ukrainians! It is time for Zeleskyy to swing from a telephone pole ... if there are any left standing! Хай живе матінка-Росія!

Chimi
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@Chester Courtland,

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Glenn Suss
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@Chester Courtland, Moron, you are

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TM
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Interesting so many russian bots here.
Bob, Mack and so many more.

Hope you do a good job as propagandists, otherwise
you probably end up in the trench with rusty rifle and
be no more!

Russia is actually loosing the war.
And stop lying about that the west is wasting money.

if you are from the US I suggest you move to Russia.
Let's see how much freedom you will get there!

Idiots!

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Bob Jones
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Time for Elon to turn off the satellites. enough is enough. If Ukraine didn't want war they shouldn't have aggressively pursued NATO membership. This war will be over in a week once the US pulls support.

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Bob Jones
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Sorry. Not our war. Not our problem. Russia is not a threat to the US. Fight your own wars.

Glenn Suss
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@Bob Jones, Another idiot

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ST
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Again the so called smart people, in the U.S. who are pro russians,
write disinformation, the maga-putinists- who claims that they love
freedom, write lies. It's interesting to see how they gulp up the lies
of the russian fascist regime. You know the lot of you should be in jail,
for what happen january 6, coup attampt/capitol attack.

Instead are this asshats still in the senate and the house obstructing.

You talk about freedom, yet you are so ill inform about being decent.

Vote in better politicians, money isn't what determine if you are
good politician, it's what you stand for.

This russian mouthpieces shit on good ruling and want dictatorship.
If the Free world is so bad, why haven't you guys escaped to the paradise
that you think Russia, China, North Korea.
There you can behave like a pig towards people, because you have money,
were you can do things that you think you have the right to do.
Bloody fools.... freaking cretins.

No matter how much money you have, you'll never be anything else
than scum, and that goes for all Maga Republicans too.
There ain't any decency left in your minds. No fiber of morality at all!!!

So f**ck of damn Putinistas!

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George Bush
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Ukraine the welfare state

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