Controversial statements by Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine won’t impact the work of the Starlink satellite Internet service in Ukraine. Mykhailo Fedorov, Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, said this in an interview with RBC Ukraine.
According to the minister, Starlink is working stably in Ukraine at the moment. The government counts on receiving new deliveries of satellite internet equipment bought through Polish colleagues before winter comes.
Fedorov also emphasized that Starlink is a critical technology in this war as it ensures communication necessary for coordinating troops, exchanging data, and making operational decisions.
At the same time, the minister dismissed the claims about the war Musk made publicly on social media.
"[Musk] makes various claims we don’t endorse, as anyone in Ukraine, and it’s bizarre for us to hear the things he says," Fedorov said.
So he differentiated between Misk providing Starlink terminals and Musk speaking on social media.
Earlier, it was reported that Elon Musk prevented the Armed Forces of Ukraine from attacking the Russian Black Sea Fleet in 2022.