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27 Feb 2022

Author:
Zoya Sheftalovich, Politico

Elon Musk activates Starlink satellites in Ukraine following request for support

"Elon Musk activates Starlink satellites to give Ukraine data backup," 27 February 2022

Musk's SpaceX has thousands of Starlink satellites in orbit, which allow the company to beam broadband services around Earth, without the need for fiber-optic cables. The satellites could keep Ukraine online if its internet infrastructure is damaged by Russia's attacks.

Musk's move came in response to a plea by Ukraine’s First Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov, who called for help on Saturday, as Ukraine fought off an invasion and sustained cyberattacks by Russian forces.

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