Starlink Service Ukraine: Elon Musk activates Starlink internet service in Ukraine

Elon Musk said on Saturday that his company SpaceX’s Starlink satellite broadband service had been activated in Ukraine, after a Kiev official urged the tech titan to provide stations for his beleaguered country.

“Starlink service is now active in Ukraine,” Musk tweeted, adding “more terminals along the way.”

The tweet came about 10 hours after Ukraine’s Digital Transformation Minister Mykhailo Fedorov urged Musk to provide Starlink services to Ukraine, days after it invaded neighboring Russia.

“While you are trying to colonize Mars – Russia is trying to occupy Ukraine! While your rockets are successfully landing from space – Russian rockets are attacking Ukrainian civilians! We ask you to provide Ukraine with stations Starlink,” Fedorov tweeted at Musk.

He also called on the billionaire “to speak to sane Russians to oppose” their government’s invasion.

Internet watchdog NetBlocks said Ukraine had experienced a “series of significant internet service disruptions” since Thursday, when Russia launched military operations in the country.

Starlink operates a constellation of over 2,000 satellites that aim to provide internet access across the planet.

On Friday, the company launched another 50 Starlink satellites, with many more expected to enter Earth orbit.

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