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Eugene

(61,259 posts)
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 08:51 AM Feb 12

Russian forces using Musk's Starlink in occupied areas, Ukraine says

Source: Reuters

Russian forces using Musk's Starlink in occupied areas, Ukraine says

Reuters
Updated Sun, February 11, 2024 at 2:55 PM EST·2 min read

KYIV (Reuters) -Russian forces in occupied Ukraine are using Starlink terminals produced by Elon Musk's SpaceX for satellite internet in what is beginning to look like their "systemic" application, Kyiv's main military intelligence agency said on Sunday.

The terminals were rushed in to help Ukraine after Russia's February 2022 invasion and have been vital to Kyiv's battlefield communications. Starlink says it does not do business of any kind with Russia's government or military.

"Cases of the Russian occupiers' use of the given devices have been registered. It is beginning to take on a systemic nature," the Ukrainian defence ministry's Main Directorate of Intelligence (GUR) quoted spokesman Andriy Yusov as saying.

In a statement, the agency said the terminals were being used by units like Russia's 83rd Air Assault Brigade, which is fighting near the embattled towns of Klishchiivka and Andriivka in the partially-occupied eastern region of Donetsk.

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Read more: https://news.yahoo.com/ukraines-military-intelligence-says-confirms-091455311.html

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Russian forces using Musk's Starlink in occupied areas, Ukraine says (Original Post) Eugene Feb 12 OP
Musk and Putin are good buddies gab13by13 Feb 12 #1
One more reason to loathe Elon Musk. marble falls Feb 12 #2
We the people of humanity.... FarPoint Feb 12 #3
If it wasn't obvious... 2naSalit Feb 12 #4
Since much of that system... 2naSalit Feb 12 #5
Musk works for Putin LetMyPeopleVote Feb 12 #6

gab13by13

(20,381 posts)
1. Musk and Putin are good buddies
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 08:53 AM
Feb 12

Just wait until you see what Musk does on X for the election of Putin's puppet.

FarPoint

(12,095 posts)
3. We the people of humanity....
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 08:54 AM
Feb 12

We need to find Musk's weakness and target that....he is beyond vain....

2naSalit

(84,870 posts)
5. Since much of that system...
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 09:13 AM
Feb 12

Was funded with taxpayer funded subsidies, maybe we should just nationalize it and take control over the whole network, at least for a while.

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