A Ukrainian commander in Mariupol appealed directly to Elon Musk on Wednesday, asking the world’s richest man to intermediate on behalf of those trapped by Russian forces in control of the southern megacity.
The three-month-old war has devastated the strategic harborage, where Ukrainians have sustained a fund of resistance from within the Azovstal steelworks after weeks of bloody battle.
Serhiy Volyna, commander of the 36th Separate Marine Brigade, said he created a Twitter account for the sole purpose of reaching out to Musk.
“People say you come from another earth to educate people to believe in the insolvable,” Volyn twittered at Musk.
“Our globes are coming to each other, as I live where it’s nearly insolvable to survive. Help us get out of Azovstal to an interceding country. However, also who?”
If not you.
He called on”every person on the earth Earth” to help ensure Musk saw his appeal.
Before this week, Kyiv said that further than of its colors, numerous of them injured, remained in the sprawling Azovstal factory, sheltering in the maze of Soviet-period cellarages and coverts from the Russians who now control Mariupol.
Women, children, and seniors have been vacated from the besieged point as part of a philanthropic charge coordinated by the United Nations and the Red Cross.
Twitter, which Musk is seeking to buy in a$ 44 billion deal, has seen an explosion of druggies due to the war in Ukraine, with people using the social media service to find news and support, according to the company.
Musk, who has further than 92 million followers, has preliminarily used the platform to challenge Russian President Vladimir Putin to” single combat” over Ukraine.
Last month, the South African-born Tesla principal responded to a Ukrainian plea for internet service by cranking his Starlink satellite broadband service and transferring outfits to help bring connectivity to areas hit by Russian military attacks.