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Elon Musk Says If Putin Dies Or Gets Ousted, His Successor Will ‘Unlikely’ Be ‘Amenable To Peace’ With Ukraine

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says expecting Vladimir Putins successor to be a nice guy will be a misapprehension.

What Happened:Musk, while replying to a Tweet in October, on what would happen if Putin died or was removed from power before the end of the war, said the Russian president's replacement would not be amenable to peace either.

Those who want Putin removed are laboring under the misapprehension that whoever replaces him will be more amenable to peace or western philosophy, but I think this is unlikely the Kremlin is not the Nice Guy Olympics Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 21, 2022

See Also:Watch: Putin Fires Sniper Gun In Show Of Support To Russian Forces Training For Ukraine WarMusk’s comment came after former Russian diplomat Boris Bondarev, who resigned from his position over the Ukraine war, said, “It’s entirely possible his (Putins) successor will try to carry on the war, especially given that Putin’s main advisers hail from the security services. But no one in Russia commands his stature, so the country would likely enter a period of political turbulence. It could even descend into chaos.”

There have been many instances in the past where Putin has been rumored to be suffering from cancer, Parkinsons disease, or even surviving an assassination attempt.

The Kremlin has always refuted reports and laughed off rumors about the Russian presidents health.

But what really happens if Putin dies or decides to leave office before the end of his term? TheFederation Council will then have 14 days to call new presidential elections; if they do not, the Central Election Commission will. In the meantime, Prime Minister of RussiaMikhail Mishustinwill become the acting president.

This story was originally published on Oct. 21, 2022.

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