Elon Musk's SpaceX activated Starlink service in Ukraine and sent terminals for uninterrupted Internet in the country. The company, like many others around the world, supported the struggle of Ukraine against the Russian invaders.
The situation in Ukraine continues to escalate and the Russian occupiers are causing more and more harm to the population and infrastructure of the country. Although the Ukrainian military and the people of the country are successfully fighting back the invaders, they also need any help that the international community can provide. Due to the ongoing hostilities, the Internet connection in Ukraine has become unstable, so solving this problem has become very important.
As soon as the news spread around the world that Russia attacked Ukraine, SpaceX, expecting problems with the Internet connection in the country, began immediate action. The company organized a supply of Starlink terminals and activated service in Ukraine. When on February 26, the Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine turned to SpaceX CEO Elon Musk for help, the head of the company already had a result that he shared. Musk replied that the Starlink service is now active in Ukraine and more terminals are heading to the country.
Starlink service is now active in Ukraine. More terminals en route.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 26, 2022
This help from SpaceX and its head, Elon Musk, is incredibly valuable, as it will have a direct impact on the final result in the struggle of the Ukrainian people against the Russian invaders. Uninterrupted Internet will be the key to high-quality communications and clear coordination of the Ukrainian military, which defend the country's independence.
The people of Ukraine, and I personally, as one of them, express our sincere gratitude to SpaceX and Elon Musk for the important help in an incredibly difficult time for us. My family and I, like hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians, wake up every day from the explosions of shells and the sounds of the Grad multiple launch rocket system, which is very scary. But the good deeds of other countries, companies, and individuals show us that we are not alone and that we are supported by the whole world.
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Eva Fox joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover breaking news as an automotive journalist. The main topics that she covers are clean energy and electric vehicles. As a journalist, Eva is specialized in Tesla and topics related to the work and development of the company.