Zelenskyy thanks SpaceX chief Elon Musk for access to satellite-internet system

AP , Sunday 6 Mar 2022

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy thanked SpaceX chief executive Elon Musk for giving Ukraine access to his company's satellite-internet system, called Starlink.

 Elon Musk

"I'm grateful to him for supporting Ukraine with words and deeds'' Zelenskyy said in a tweet. "Next week we will receive another batch of Starlink systems for destroyed cities.'' He joked that they discussed possible space projects, which he would talk about "after the war.''

Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko on Saturday showed off a shipment of the Starlink systems that had arrived in the capital city. He said Starlink would help secure the work of critical infrastructure and the defence of the city.

Several large Ukrainian cities remained without internet or phone connection after being shelled by Russian troops.

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