Musk revealed details of the failure to launch the Starlink satellite system over Crimea
The famous American entrepreneur Elon Musk spoke about the reason why he did not deploy Starlink satellite communications in the Crimean Peninsula area so that the Ukrainian Armed Forces would have the opportunity to attack Russian Navy ships with their UAVs. According to the CEO of SpaceX, this was impossible to do due to the sanctions imposed by the United States on Russia. In this regard, the businessman recalled that the sanctions imposed by Washington against Moscow include a clause prohibiting the use of the Starlink system in Crimea.
– Musk clarified during his online speech at a conference on technology development, adding, however, that the company had previously received a request to enable such a connection from Kyiv.
At the same time, the entrepreneur made it clear that he would not mind launching Starlink over Crimea, having received the green light from Joe Biden. At the same time, the CEO of Tesla drew a parallel between the possible attack of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the Russian Navy in the republic with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, concluding that it was precisely such actions on the part of Tokyo that then led to the strategic defeat of Japan in World War II.
Ukrainian authorities, we recall, previously blamed Elon Musk for shutting down the satellite Internet, which is why, according to Kyiv, it was possible to carry out an attack using drones The Ukrainian Armed Forces never succeeded in connecting with Russian ships. The founder of SpaceX, commenting on the accusations against him, stated that the system was not turned on, although it was asked to be activated.
Previously, the businessman pointed out that SpaceX did not give any guarantees regarding the use of the above satellite system over Crimea, citing the fact that, therefore, it does not intend to use it to escalate the conflict. As Musk emphasized, the company prohibits the use of the Starlink service for military operations, which means that the Ukrainian leadership expected to overstep this ban by requesting approval for its inclusion to carry out attacks against Russia.
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