Musk denies the Russian army's use of Starlink on the front lines
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Musk denies the Russian army's use of Starlink on the front lines

Elon Musk

American billionaire Elon Musk denies information about the alleged use of Starlink terminals by the criminal army of the Russian Federation at the front in the war against Ukraine.

Musk does not recognize the use of Starlink terminals by the Russian army on the front line

Musk on his own social network X (formerly Twitter) calls the claims about the use of Starlink by the Russian occupiers on the front in Ukraine false.

The billionaire claims that the space company SpaceX does not sell such equipment to Russia.

A number of fake news claims that SpaceX is selling Starlink terminals to Russia. This is categorically wrong. As far as we know, no Starlink has been sold directly or indirectly to Russia, Musk said.

In the comments, Musk was asked if the company would know if the terminal was activated in Russia.

Starlink satellites will not close the connection in Russia, - explains Musk.

What they say in Ukraine

The Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine confirms the use of Starlink satellite communication systems by the Russian occupiers at the front.

Intelligence notes that the radio interception of the invaders' conversation shows that Starlink terminals were installed to establish access to the Internet, for example, in units of the 83rd ODSHBr of the Russian Armed Forces, which operate in the Donetsk region near Klishchiivka and Andriivka.

The GUR emphasized that the scale of use of Starlink terminals by the Russians in the war is growing and "begins to acquire a systemic nature."

The American publication Defense One recently reported that Russia is using SpaceX Starlink satellite devices on the front in Ukraine.

Pentagon spokesman Jeff Jurgensen said US officials are aware of the Russians' use of Starlink, but have referred questions to "our Ukrainian partners for any ongoing operational information regarding similar satellite communications activity."

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