Elon Musk sparks heated debate on Twitter saying Ukraine shouldn’t use tanks against Russia

Social media users dismissed him as having ‘zero expertise’ on the issue

Namita Singh
Sunday 08 January 2023 10:20 GMT
Powered By Pixels

Related: Air raid sirens heard in Ukraine despite Russian call for ceasefire

Twitter owner Elon Musk has sparked yet another debate on social media after he described tanks as “deathtraps” that should not be used in Russia’s war against Ukraine.

“Tanks are a deathtrap now,” tweeted Mr Musk before drawing parallels with the First World War. “With neither side having air superiority, you’re left with infantry & artillery – essentially WW1.”

The comments from the tech tycoon came as Ukraine received tank-killing armored vehicles in its latest multibillion-dollar package of military aid from the US.

Join our commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies


Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in