Russian media have found that the Russians are increasingly using transmitters of the Starlink telecommunications satellite system produced by SpaceX during the war in Ukraine. This information was officially confirmed by the Ukrainian authorities for the first time. The head of SpaceX, Elon Musk, also commented on the matter.
Russians use Elon Musk’s Starlinks? “It’s starting to become systemic.”
The spokesman for the Ukrainian military intelligence, Andriy Yusov, referred to the problem of the use of Starlinks by the Russians. – There have been cases of use of these devices by Russian occupiers. This is starting to become systemic, said Yusov, quoted by .
The Ukrainians refer to a conversation that was supposedly intercepted by the services. It shows that the Russians discussed issues related to the configuration of Starlink terminals. Ukrainian intelligence reported that SpaceX devices are used, among others, by the 83rd Assault Brigade, which takes part in fighting in the Donetsk Oblast. The Kremlin did not comment on this information.
War in Ukraine. Elon Musk: SpaceX is not selling Starlink terminals to Russia
Some claim that SpaceX is selling Starlinks to the Russian military. Elon Musk responded to these reports on February 11 on . “There has been a lot of false information that SpaceX is selling Starlink terminals to Russia. This is categorically false. To the best of our knowledge, no Starlinks have been sold directly or indirectly to Russia,” Musk wrote.
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