Elon Musk announced the activation of Starlink for Ukraine on twitter on 27 February. Spacex, Musk’s aerospace manufacturer and provider of space transportation services, is in charge of the satellite internet constellation. Musk also stated that the business is providing Ukrainians the required equipment. Starlink’s low-orbit satellites deliver high-speed broadband internet throughout the world, but access to the network needs the installation of a unique antenna and modem.
Starlink service is now active in Ukraine. More terminals en route.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 26, 2022
Authorities, people, and members of the crypto community are concerned that the country’s contacts with the rest of the world may be jeopardised. Since the start of Russian military activities in the nation, Netblocks has recorded “a series of substantial interruptions to internet connectivity.” Despite the fact that Starlink operates over 2,000 satellites, it was previously uncertain if Ukrainians would be able to use the service.
@elonmusk, while you try to colonize Mars — Russia try to occupy Ukraine! While your rockets successfully land from space — Russian rockets attack Ukrainian civil people! We ask you to provide Ukraine with Starlink stations and to address sane Russians to stand.
— Mykhailo Fedorov (@FedorovMykhailo) February 26, 2022
Ukraine, which was on the approach of regulating digital assets when the Russian military onslaught began, has also requested support in the form of crypto contributions for its defensive effort. Come Back Alive, one of the country’s leading non-governmental organisations active in military assistance, has already received millions of dollars in bitcoin.
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