Musk’s SpaceX Starlink internet saves Ukraine from Russian propaganda: Zelensky
SpaceX’s Starlink satellite system Is being credited with helping the Ukrainian people overcome Russian propaganda.
As his country entered its 100th day since Russia’s invasion in February, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky praised SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s satellite internet coverage, saying it was “very effective” in war-torn and otherwise disconnected regions of Ukraine where cell towers have been destroyed. .
“It helped us a lot, at many times related to the blockade of our cities, towns and related to the occupied territories,” Zelensky said. Cable.
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Zelensky noted that sometimes his leadership “completely lost communication” with certain areas.
“To lose contact with these people is to completely lose control, to lose reality,” Zelensky added. “Believe me: people who came out of occupied cities, where there was no assistance such as Starlink, said that the Russians had told them that Ukraine no longer existed, and some people even started to believe it.”
Musk sent Starlink internet service to Ukraine after Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Mykhailo Federov tweeted at Musk on Feb. 26 asking for help restoring the country’s internet.
“I’m really grateful for Starlink’s support,” Zelensky said.
Ukrainian forces have used the Starlink system to facilitate their drone warfare, allowing Ukrainian troops to locate Russian targets even in very rural areas.
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The Starlink system has also been the target of Russian cyber warfare, with Musk saying his space tech company has “resisted” such efforts.
“Starlink has so far resisted Russian cyber warfare jamming and hacking attempts, but they are stepping up their efforts,” Musk said. tweeted in May.