Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite system is now providing internet access to people of Ukraine, 10 hours after the country’s leaders plead for help
Earlier today, Ukraine’s Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov asked Elon Musk to get Starlink internet service to Ukraine. Ten hours after the tweet, Elon responded later that it was done.
In a tweet, Fedorov said, “@elonmusk, while you try to colonize Mars — Russia try to occupy Ukraine! While your rockets successfully land from space — Russian rockets attack Ukrainian civil people! We ask you to provide Ukraine with Starlink stations and to address sane Russians to stand.” Ten hours later, Musk responded:
“Starlink service is now active in Ukraine. More terminals en route”
Starlink service is now active in Ukraine. More terminals en route.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 26, 2022
Musk also promised that more Satellite terminals are now on their way to Ukraine. This could be useful if Russia’s attacks destabilize Ukraine’s internet.
This is not the first time Elon Musk has helped countries in need. In January, Elon Musk offered to provide emergency Starlink Satellite internet to the people of Tonga after a massive undersea volcano eruption knocked out communication links and cut off the country from the rest of the world.