Tesla founder and billionaire Elon Musk wants to fight Russian president Vladimir Putin for Ukraine.
“I hereby challenge Владимир Путин to single combat,” the tweet said. The Russian words in the tweet translate directly to Vladimir Putin, according to Google Translate.
Musk said the stakes of the fight would be “Україна.” Translated to English, that’s Ukraine. Musk doubled down on the offer an hour later, asking Putin in Russian if he would accept the challenge.
When responding to the follow-up question, one user asked, “Did you think this through?” Musk replied, “I am absolutely serious.”
Last month, Musk said he would send SpaceX’s Starlink broadband internet service to Ukraine after a request from one of its leaders. The combat related to the Russian invasion knocked out much of the country’s connectivity.