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Elon Musk Makes Starlink Internet Service Available In Ukraine To Help Communication During Russian Invasion

SpaceX founder Elon Musk has said his company Starlink has made their broadband service available in Ukraine, with more terminals on the way to the country.

“Starlink service is now active in Ukraine. More terminals en route,” Musk wrote on Twitter.

The tweet responded to a Ukrainian government official who asked Musk to provide the country with Starlink stations.

“@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!” Ukraine’s vice prime minister, Mykhailo Fedorov, said on Twitter.

Internet connectivity has been affected in Ukraine following the Russian invasion, especially in the southern and eastern parts of the country.

The system is costly to deploy but can help provide internet for people in hard-to-serve areas.

Starlink currently has around 1500 satellite services active, with 2727 moving to operational orbits.