A well-known entrepreneur shared a picture that, in a mocking manner, shows Putin’s answer to a question about the reasons for the invasion of Russian troops in Ukraine.
Famous entrepreneur and billionaire Elon Musk ridiculed the interview of Russian President Vladimir Putin to American journalist Tucker Carlson. So, February 12 Musk published I have a corresponding meme on X (formerly Twitter).
In particular, the picture makes fun of the moment in the interview when Carlson asked Putin about the reason for Russia's attack on Ukraine.
“Mr. Putin, why did you invade Ukraine?” – asks Carlson. Then the head of the Kremlin answers: “I’m getting to this point. You see, on May 28, 2016, a gorilla was shot at the Cincinnati Zoo…”
Musk himself signed the meme with the following words: “The best answer at the moment.”
Let us recall that in an interview, the Russian President said that Ukraine allegedly started the war and refused negotiations at the direction of the United States. He began his story with “history.” He told Carlson that the ideas of “Ukrainization” of the southern lands of Russia were actively “promoted” by the Austrian General Staff before the First World War.
The media later noted that the reason for the outbreak of the war was Putin’s obsession with history. According to journalists, Putin considers Ukraine a “not a real country” and all his subsequent actions since 2014 stem from this belief. Putin's historical views are not unique to him, but are deeply rooted in the historical context of the Russian Empire leading up to the 1917 revolution.