The Independent

Musk says Ukraine shouldn’t use tanks against Russia


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 and artillery – essentiall­y WW1.”

The comments from the tech tycoon came as Ukraine received tank-killing armoured vehicles in its latest multibilli­on-dollar

package of military aid from the US. In a video message thanking France’s Emmanuel Macron for the AMX-10s, Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelensky said: “There is no rational reason why Ukraine has not yet been supplied with Western tanks.”

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