Elon Musk delays Twitter purchase due to Putin

Elon Musk delays Twitter purchase due to Putin

Elon Musk delays Twitter purchase because of Putin

Elon Musk delays Twitter purchase because of Putin

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Elon Musk decided to delay his acquisition of Twitter in May this year because he was afraid of an announcement Putin of the Third World War.

On Tuesday, September 6, during a meeting on the postponement of the trial between Elon Musk and Twitter, it was revealed that Musk asked the Morgan Stanley banker to freeze the acquisition process “if we are moving towards the Third World War.”

It is reported Business Insider.

“Let's slow down for just a few days. *Putin's speech tomorrow is really important. It makes no sense to buy Twitter if we are moving towards the Third World War, ”the lawyer for the social network Twitter quoted a message from the billionaire’s personal correspondence.

The speech of the President of the Russian Federation refers to Putin's speech on May 9 on the 77th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany. Many expected the dictator to make a statement about the start of new hostilities, but in the end he called the “only right decision” a full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine. He also spoke about the moral degradation of Western countries, which, according to Putin, were preparing NATO for an “invasion of Russia.”

The information about Musk's correspondence has already been commented on by his lawyer, Alex Spiro. He called it “nonsense” and added that the phrase was taken out of context. A full transcript of the messages is expected next week.

Note that back in April of this year, the businessman signed an agreement to acquire Twitter for $44 billion, but then turned out to be, arguing his point of view by hiding the number of bot accounts on the social network . Lawyers for the latter said that Musk violated the contract and is guided purely by “personal financial problems”, and they also insist on closing the deal.