“, people say that you came from another planet to teach people to believe in the impossible. Our planets are next to each other, I live here where survival is almost impossible. Help us get out of Azovstal to the country of the mediator. If not you, then who “Give me a sign,” wrote Serhiy Volyn, commander of the 36th Ukrainian Marine Brigade, on Twitter.
Ukraine calls for help in the evacuation of wounded soldiers from Azovstal
Azovstal, a giant metallurgical complex, is the last place in Mariupol where Ukrainian military defend themselves. The Russians have been systematically bombing Azovstal for several days, and in recent days there has been information that they managed to get into its territory.
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On Tuesday, Azovstal defenders showed photos of some of the wounded soldiers on social media. They also appealed to the Red Cross. “We demand the immediate evacuation of wounded soldiers to areas controlled by, where they will receive help and appropriate care,” we read.
Local authorities informed on Tuesday that there were about a thousand soldiers and a hundred civilians in the basement of the steelworks, although earlier, inter alia, The United Nations reported that the civilian population was no longer there. Earlier this week, President Woodymyr Zeenski announced that “every possible” diplomatic effort was underway to organize a rescue for the troops in Azovstal. The Russian side was to disagree with the proposals in this matter.
Elon Musk helped Ukraine. He made the internet available from the Starlink network
At the end of February, a few days after the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, billionaire Elon Musk complied with the request of the Ukrainian government and provided that country with high-speed, broadband internet from a satellite network.
The SpaceX company has set itself the goal of sending 12,000 to low Earth orbit. devices that will provide access to high-speed internet from almost anywhere on Earth. The first satellites were put into orbit in 2019.
Starlink relays are arranged in a low orbit (Low Earth Orbit, LEO), i.e. at an altitude of approx. 500 km. Thanks to this, it is possible to significantly reduce the time of transmitting the signal from the satellite to the receiver on Earth and back, improve the parameters of the link (over 100 Mbps), and also reduce the delay. Placing the transmitter on the LEO, however, means a smaller area of operation of one satellite, therefore, to ensure global connectivity, the Starlink network must consist of the already mentioned 12 thousand. relays.
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