Did Elon Musk call for halting aid to Ukraine?

Elon Musk reveals his concern on Ukraine funding

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Founder and CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Elon Musk during a meeting in Paris. Elon Musk issues new statement on aid to Ukraine. — AFP/File
Founder and CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Elon Musk during a meeting in Paris. Elon Musk issues new statement on aid to Ukraine. — AFP/File

Founder and CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Elon Musk has called for an audit of the financial aid being provided to Ukraine with its conflict with Russia, revealing his stance on pouring money into the ongoing war in the European continent.

The forces of Vladimir Putin commenced their special military operation against Ukraine in February 2022 citing threats to the Russian land. The war is the biggest in Europe since World War II which ended in 1945.

According to the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, the US has committed the most aid to Ukraine which is valued at $75 billion. The European Union has cumulatively committed to provide around $93 billion.

There have been concerns raised about the military equipment being diverted from Ukraine as a Pentagon released a report in January mentioning the no track record of military equipment of over $1 billion granted to Kyiv.

A Starlink satellite internet system is set up near the frontline town of Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine March 8, 2023. — Reuters
A Starlink satellite internet system is set up near the frontline town of Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine March 8, 2023. — Reuters

A post on X — former Twitter — mentioned the tech billionaire Elon Musk and former Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy saying that both are calling for "an immediate end to ALL Ukraine Funding."

In response, the 52-year-old billionaire wrote: "I’m not calling for an immediate end to all funding to Ukraine. Just that funding should be contingent on proper accounting of how it is used and a plan to resolve the conflict."

Did Elon Musk call for halting aid to Ukraine?

The SpaceX-developed Starlink satellite is employed on the battlefield against Russia by Ukraine giving soldiers real-time drone monitoring since 2022, allowing troops to communicate in areas where cellphone services are disrupted.