Musk argues with former Russian president

Musk argues with former Russian president

Dmitry Medvedev rejected the billionaire’s question about the military campaign in Ukraine

American billionaire Elon Musk and former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev have lashed out at each other on Twitter. The Tesla CEO asked about the situation on the front lines in Ukraine, to which Medvedev invited him to Moscow to celebrate Victory Day.

The exchange came on Friday after Musk expressed appreciation for a tongue-in-cheek comment Medvedev made about outgoing British Prime Minister Liz Truss.

He followed up the compliment by asking Medvedev: “By the way, how are you doing in Bakhmut?” He was referring to a frontline city in Russia’s Donetsk People’s Republic that is currently controlled by Ukrainian troops.

“See you in Moscow on Victory Day!” Medvedev replied.

The term “Victory Day” usually refers to the Russian national holiday of May 9, which marks the defeat of Nazi Germany, when the country holds large-scale military parades in Moscow and other major cities.

The first part of the online conversation between Medvedev and Musk was about the former president’s comment on Truss’s short tenure as Britain’s prime minister, which the billionaire called “a good troll”

Medvedev reacted to Truss’s resignation this week by saying goodbye and congratulating “lettuce,” alluding to a running joke popular in Britain.

Last week, The Economist magazine said that in just seven days of being in control since the period of mourning for Queen Elizabeth II ended, Truss “He blew up his own government.” The time is “approximately the shelf life of a lettuce”, he added.

The Daily Star tabloid responded last Friday by launching an online broadcast of a lettuce, wondering if it would outlast the prime minister.

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