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Musk makes U-turn on Starlink service for Ukraine
The US billionaire has said his company would “keep funding” the Starlink satellite service in Ukraine
The SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has made an abrupt U-turn on his decision to stop funding the operation of the Starlink satellite communication service in Ukraine, where it has been actively used by the Ukrainian troops. Earlier, SpaceX reportedly asked the Pentagon to cover the cost of the internet service in Ukraine, which could amount up to $ 400 million over the next year.

“We’ll just keep funding Ukraine government for free,” Musk wrote in a tweet on Saturday, adding that SpaceX would do it “even though Starlink is still losing money and other companies are getting billions of taxpayer dollars.”

Earlier, the SpaceX CEO pointed to the fact that his “competitors in space launch and communications,” Lockheed Martin and Boeing, had jointly received over $60 billion in defense contracts in 2021 alone. The entrepreneur also complained in a series of tweets that keeping up “warfront” communications was difficult and expensive. He also stated that Russia was “actively trying to kill Starlink,” forcing the US company to spend some $20 million per month on safeguarding the services from cyberattacks and jamming.

On Thursday, CNN obtained a letter, where Musk supposedly informed the Pentagon his company was “not in a position to further donate terminals to Ukraine, or fund the existing terminals for an indefinite period of time.”

SpaceX has donated around 20,000 Starlink satellite units to Ukraine since the beginning of the conflict in late February, providing internet connection and military coordination in chaotic battlegrounds that would otherwise be cut off from the web.

Kiev then praised the terminals as an “essential part of critical infrastructure” but continued to urge SpaceX to send thousands of additional terminals. Musk previously stated that SpaceX would have spent more than $100 million providing Starlink services to Ukraine by the end of the year. At the same time, the company reportedly admitted that most units it had sent to Ukraine were partially or fully funded by the American, British and Polish governments.

SpaceX also recently came under fire over alleged Starlink outages across some regions of Ukraine, which some Ukrainian soldiers described as “catastrophic” loss of communications, according to Financial Times. The incidents also took place following a brief spat between Musk and the outspoken former Ukrainian ambassador to Germany, Andrey Melnik.

The diplomat, who is known for his insults against the German officials, told Musk to “f**k off” after the billionaire suggested a peace plan for Ukraine that involved Kiev committing to neutrality and dropping its claim on Crimea. Musk then said he was simply following Melnik’s recommendation when withdrawing its Starlink funding in Ukraine.

"我々はただでウクライナ政府に資金を提供し続けるだろう "と、マスク氏は土曜日のツイートで書き、スペースXは "スターリンクはまだ赤字で、他の企業は何十億ドルもの税金を得ているのに、"それをやるだろう "と付け加えました。





Financial Timesによると、スペースXは最近も、ウクライナの一部地域でスターリンクが停止したとの疑いで非難を浴び、一部のウクライナ軍人は「壊滅的な」通信の喪失と表現している。この事件は、マスク氏と、暴言を吐いた元駐ドイツ・ウクライナ大使のアンドレイ・メルニク氏との間で短期間の口論があった後にも発生した。

ドイツ政府高官に対する侮辱で知られるこの外交官は、億万長者がキエフが中立を約束し、クリミアの領有権を取り下げるというウクライナの平和計画を提案した後、マスクに「ファックオフ」(f**k off)と言い放った。その後、マスク氏は、ウクライナのスターリンクへの資金提供を取りやめる際に、メルニクの勧告に従っただけだと述べた。

Russia trying to kill Starlink – Musk
Moscow may well succeed in its efforts to leave Ukraine without satellite communications, the tech entrepreneur has warned
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has blamed Russia for working to disable his Starlink satellite service, which the Ukrainian forces are heavily reliant upon in the conflict between Moscow and Kiev.

“Russia is actively trying to kill Starlink,” Musk said in a tweet on Saturday.

According to the tycoon, SpaceX, which operates the satellite service, has been allocating “massive resources” to protect it from jamming and cyberattacks. “Even so, Starlink may still die,” he warned.

Musk had donated $80 million worth of Starlink terminals to Kiev at the beginning of the conflict in late February, with the system becoming the main communications tool for Ukraine’s forces.

However, the world’s richest man had a falling out with Ukrainian officials in early October after sharing his peace plan for the conflict. According to Musk, Russia should “redo elections of annexed regions under UN supervision,” while Kiev would commit to neutrality and drop its claim to Crimea.

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky reacted to the idea by launching a poll on Twitter, asking followers “which Elon Musk” they “like more” – the one “who supports Ukraine” or the one “who supports Russia.” Kiev’s controversial outgoing ambassador to Germany Andrey Melnik went further, telling the tycoon to “f**k off.”

The Twitter spat coincided with reports that the Ukrainian military had started to experience problems with its Starlink communications. Earlier this week, Musk said he couldn’t provide Ukraine with Starlink services for free anymore and suggested that the Pentagon should be paying for it. The US Department of Defense said on Friday that it had been discussing the issue with SpaceX.

Being left without Starlink “is going to be a massive blow to Ukraine’s defense capability” because, in this case, “it wouldn’t be able to use satellite data for targeting,” Russian Senator Vladimir Dzhabarov said on Friday.

SpaceX is “a private company after all, and although it did everything [provided free Starlink services to Ukraine] at the request of the Pentagon, it couldn’t go on like this forever,” Dzhabarov – who is the first deputy chair of the Russian Senate’s committee on foreign affairs – pointed out.
ロシアはStarlinkを殺そうとする - Musk


この大物によると、この衛星サービスを運営するスペースX社は、妨害やサイバー攻撃から守るために「膨大なリソース」を割いている。"それでも、Starlinkは死ぬかもしれない "と警告している。



ウクライナのウラジミール・ゼレンスキー大統領はこのアイデアに反応し、Twitterでフォロワーに "ウクライナを支持する "イーロン・マスクと "ロシアを支持する "イーロン・マスクのどちらが好きかを尋ねる投票を開始した。キエフのアンドレイ・メルニク駐ドイツ大使はさらに、この大物政治家に "f**k off "と言って物議を醸した。



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