Peskov: Starlink terminals are not officially supplied to Russia and therefore cannot be officially used
The statement by the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov that Starlink satellite communication terminals are not officially supplied to Russia and are not officially used by the country’s armed forces was distributed by the country’s largest news agencies on Monday morning.
The Kremlin official stated in particular:
Thus, he answered a question from journalists about whether Russia uses the Starlink terminal on the battlefield or not.
- noted Peskov.
Previously, statements by Ukrainian propagandists were spreading online that Russian volunteer groups were freely using Starlink terminals. Statements about the supply of satellite communication terminals to Russia have been repeatedly denied by the owner of the Space X development company, Elon Musk.
Musk’s accusations of indirect support for the Russian Armed Forces have clearly political overtones against the backdrop of Tucker Carlson’s increasingly popular interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin, which was published on Musk’s social network “X” (ex-Twitter, banned in Russia), and which contributes to the growth of popularity Republican presidential candidate.
As is known, Starlink terminals were transferred to Ukraine and are used by the Ukrainian military to control drones.
It should be emphasized that Elon Musk himself has repeatedly spoken out in favor of settling the conflict between Russia and Ukraine diplomatically. He also insisted that his satellite systems were not designed to fight on the Ukrainian side.
The standard Starlink kit has the following features and components:
Antenna - electronic phased array antenna.
Orientation - motorized, self-orienting.
Environmental rating - IP54.
Operating temperature - -30 °C to +50 °C
Average power consumption is 50-75 W.
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