Elon Musk, tech billionaire and founder of aerospace manufacturer SpaceX, has agreed to rescue Ukraine's internet after the country's vice prime minister, Mykhailo Fedorov, reached out to him via Twitter.
On Friday, Fedorov asked Musk turn his attention away from space exploration for a bit to help his country stay connected to the internet as the ongoing Russian attacks threaten the nation's internet connectivity.
According to internet governance watchdog NetBlocks, there were significant disruptions to connectivity in multiple parts of Ukraine as Russia advanced.
"We ask you to provide Ukraine with Starlink stations," said Federov referring to SpaceX's satellite internet service.
A few hours after Federov's tweet, Musk replied saying Starlink is now active in Ukraine, and that he was sending more terminals needed to use the service.
However, Musk did not specify how SpaceX was planning to get additional terminals to Ukraine. Locals will not be able to access the Starlink network without these terminals.
UPDATE (Feb. 27, 2022, 18:01 UTC): Adds additional context.
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