The billionaire businessman Elon Musk has provided satellite internet service Starlink to the Ukrainian government following their plea.
Musk told the Ukrainian government Starlink “is now active.”
Mykhailo Fedorov earlier tweeted to the Tesla and SpaceX founder and said, “Elon Musk, while you try to colonise Mars – Russia tries 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.”
Some hours later Musk said, “Starlink service is now active in Ukraine. More terminals en route.”
Fedorov, who is the Ukraine’s Digital Minister, thanked Musk and separately gave a “special thanks” to Ukraine’s ambassador to the US, Oksana Markarova, “for swift decisions related to authorisation and certification that allowed us to activate Starlink in Ukraine.”