Elon Musk asked by Twitter users to deactivate all Teslas in Russia, following the country's invasion of Ukraine

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks before unveiling the Model Y at the company's design studio in Hawthorne, Calif.
Elon Musk has not responded to any of the requests.Jae C. Hong/AP
  • Elon Musk has received several requests to turn off all Teslas in Russia amid the Ukraine invasion.

  • Twitter users called for the move, saying it could act as a "tech embargo" for Russia's actions.

  • "It's absolutely disgusting what Russia is doing and Putin has to be stopped," one user wrote.

A small but impassioned group of Twitter users are urging Elon Musk to deactivate all Teslas in Russia.

The calls come in the wake of the country's continuing attack on Ukraine, which began on February 24.

In a series of tweets to the tech mogul, several users asked Musk to "turn off every single Tesla in Russia."

One said: "Please turn off and deactivate all Tesla's in Russia. It's absolutely disgusting what Russia is doing and Putin has to be stopped."

Another requested the deactivation as a sort of "tech embargo" on Russia.

Musk, however, is yet to respond to the requests. Tesla did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment, made outside of normal working hours.

Since Russia conducted a "special military operation" on Ukraine, Musk has been helping Ukrainians by providing them with internet access. Refugees can also access free charging for both Tesla and non-Tesla vehicles in neighboring countries.

Last week, the SpaceX founder said he was providing Ukraine with the Starlink satellite service after the military action disrupted internet service across the country.

Musk responded to a request from a Ukrainian government official for Starlink, saying it "is now active in Ukraine" with "more terminals en route."

"We hope that this helps give you the peace of mind to get to a safe location," Tesla wrote in the email, Electrek reported.

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