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Elon Musk proposed to disband NATO - Latvian President responds

Elon Musk proposed to disband NATO - Latvian President responds Elon Musk, owner of SpaceX (photo: Getty Images)

American billionaire and owner of SpaceX Elon Musk has questioned the need for NATO. Latvian President Edgars Rinkēvičs responded to him.

Recently, the American billionaire joined a discussion on social network X about the feasibility of NATO's existence.

"I always wondered why NATO continued to exist, even though its nemesis and reason to exist, the Warsaw Pact, had dissolved," Musk wrote in his post.

With this post, Musk not only questioned the rationale for NATO's existence, but also spread misinformation about the reasons for the Alliance's creation, as the Warsaw Pact was signed between the countries of the socialist camp in 1955, and NATO was formed 6 years earlier.

The Latvian president responded to the American billionaire's statement. Rinkēvičs told Musk what was the real reason for the creation and existence of NATO.

"Dear Elon Musk, the reason why NATO was founded, exists, and will last is Russia and other enemies of the free world," he emphasized in his reply on X.

Musk and scandalous statements

This is not the first time Elon Musk has shocked with his statements about geopolitics or Russia's war against Ukraine. He is constantly immersed in scandals that are discussed online.

For example, at the end of February, Musk said that Ukraine should have signed a peace agreement with Russia long ago.

Before that, the billionaire called Russian dictator Vladimir Putin a "good guy."