WTF?! Once again, Elon Musk is waging a war of words with Russia, but this time the richest man in the world has become the object of a veiled threat from the country’s space head. Mask’s answer? A tweet that read: “If I die under mysterious circumstances, it was nice to know you.”

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The incident revolves around Musk sending Ukraine shipments of SpaceX Starlink terminals that allow its citizens to continue accessing the internet in besieged cities. Deputy Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov says there are now about 150,000 daily active Starlink users in Ukraine.

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Musk’s generous act was condemned by the head of the Roscosmos space agency, Dmitry Rogozin, in the Russian Telegram. channel on the weekend. “Elon Musk is involved in the supply of fascist forces in Ukraine with military communications,” he wrote, calling the Ukrainian military “Nazis.”

– And for this, Elon, you will answer as an adult – no matter how much [you] play the fool.” The post also included a short clip of Musk and his mother arriving at the Met Gala in New York last week.

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Musk tweeted a response to Rogozin’s post, writing that “the word ‘Nazi’ doesn’t mean what he seems to mean.”

Speaking about the threat of consequences, Musk also wrote: “If I die under mysterious circumstances, it was nice to know you.” It was clearly a derisive comment, but his mother, May Musk, did not appreciate her son’s lack of concern. “That’s not funny,” she replied, although Musk assured her that he would do everything possible to stay alive.

In response to Musk’s tweet, Rogozin later wrote: “A billionaire from South Africa, whose family made capital during the apartheid years, wants to explain to me, the son of a front-line soldier, a citizen of a country that lost 27 million only during the war against the Nazis, the meaning of the word NAZISM.”

Russia has long been suspected of killing (or attempting to kill) those it considers enemies and adversaries, usually by poisoning, most recently opposition leader Alexei Navalny. One famous case was the poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko in 2006 in the UK. A former FSB security officer turned critic has died after a radioactive isotope of polonium-210 was spiked into his tea. There was also the 2018 poisoning of Sergei Skripal in Salisbury, UK, which was believed to have been carried out using a Novichok nerve agent developed in Russia. “Novichok” was also used against Navalny.

Rogozin and Musk have clashed in the past. Russia’s space chief has previously warned that the ISS could crash to earth due to sanctions imposed on his country, but Musk said SpaceX could prevent such a disaster. Rogozin also had something to say when Musk suggested involving President Putin in hand-to-hand combat decide the future of Ukraine.