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Musk likens Ukraine’s NATO accession to “nuclear apocalypse” movie

Elon Musk reacted to Sec. Blinken’s remarks about Ukraine joining NATO, calling it the “start of a movie about nuclear apocalypse.”
Elon Musk. Credit: Wikipedia
Musk likens Ukraine’s NATO accession to “nuclear apocalypse” movie

American businessman Elon Musk reacted to the remarks made by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken about Ukraine becoming a NATO member, equating it to the “start of a movie about a nuclear apocalypse.”

Musk’s response came after another X user shared a video featuring Secretary Blinken stating that Ukraine will join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. “This is literally how the movie about nuclear apocalypse starts,” Musk wrote, attaching a clip from the 1983 film “The Day After,” which depicts the outbreak of war between NATO and the Warsaw Pact countries, escalating into a nuclear exchange between the United States and the Soviet Union.

On 4 April, Secretary Blinken met with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba as part of the Ukraine-NATO Council.

According to Kuleba, they discussed strengthening Ukraine’s air defense capabilities, including through the delivery of additional Patriot systems.

Blinken stated after the meeting that “Ukraine’s future is in NATO.”

The NATO summit in Brussels on 3-4 April, commemorating the 75th anniversary of the signing of the North Atlantic Treaty, focused on discussions of finding aid and air defense for Ukraine. There reportedly was no pledge made for membership at the meeting, which included a Ukraine-NATO Council.

Musk, known for occasionally spreading Russian propaganda narratives, has made pro-Russian statements earlier. In particular, he said on X that if the war in Ukraine lasts “long enough,” Russia will capture territories up to the Dnipro River and the city of Odesa.

In 2023, he suggested that Russia should be given a portion of Ukrainian territories to prevent the outbreak of a third world war.

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