BREAKING: Elon Musk challenges Zelensky to explain why American citizen Gonzalo Lira is being held in Ukrainian prison
Elon Musk asked that Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky explain why American citizen and journalist Gonzalo Lira has been imprisoned in a Ukrainian jail despite the United States sending the Eastern European nation over $113 billion in military and financial aid.
Musk made the ask in reply to a new episide of Tucker Carlson’s Tucker on X, which offered that Lira was jailed “for the crime of criticizing Zelensky.”
“An American citizen is in prison n [sic] Ukraine after we sent over a $100 billion?” Musk asked on X. “Is there more to this story than simply criticizing Zelensky?”
Musk remarked, “If that’s all it is, then we have serious [sic] problem here.”
Musk tagged Zelesnky on X and asked him to “please educate the American people about this matter.”
This comes after the Biden State Department refused in May to commit to helping Lira after he had been arrested by the Ukranian government over alleged speech violations.
Mathew Miller, a spokesman for the State Department, told reporters at the time that the Biden administration “was aware of the report” but would not provide any further comments.
The Biden administration has sent $113 billion of taxpayer dollars to Ukraine in order to assist in its war against Russia and has been asking for more, saying that the funds already approved by Congress will run out by the end of 2023.
This is a breaking story and will be updated.