Elon Musk’s SpaceX says it can no longer fund Starlink internet in Ukraine.

Elon Musk’s SpaceX reportedly said it couldn’t afford to continue donating satellite internet to Ukraine and asked the US government to accept the bill as relations between the billionaire and Kyiv are broken. SpaceX’s director of government sales wrote to the Pentagon in this letter by CNN: I don’t think they have the financial ability to provide additional terminals or services.” Musk tweeted Friday morning, “Nothing has leaked about our competitors Lockheed and Boeing in space launch and communications. earn more than $60 billion [from the US Department of Defence]In another post, he tweeted, “In addition to terminals, you have to build, launch, maintain and replenish satellites and ground stations, and you’ll have to pay your telecommunications company to access the internet through a gateway. We also had to defend against increasingly difficult cyberattacks and jammers. Burn is approaching ~$20M per month.” But the request for funding comes after Musk’s high-profile intervention in suggesting that Ukraine should seek an end to the war by ceding territory to Russia and promising to remain “neutral.” His tweet led to a furious response from the Ukrainian government, which had previously praised Musk for providing the Starlink system, and Andrij Melnyk, Ukraine’s ambassador to Germany, tweeted, “I take out my diplomatic reply to you.” Now no Ukrainian will buy your … Tesla trash. good luck.” In response to a suggestion that Musk threatened to withdraw Starlink because of Melnyk’s comments, SpaceX CEO tweeted this morning, “We’re just following his advice 🤷‍♂️”. Ukraine’s presidential aide Mykhailo Podolyak Kyiv said on Friday that he would find a solution to keep Starlink working. “Be honest. Like it or not, @elonmusk has helped us survive the most important moments of the war,” Podlyak wrote on Twitter. “Companies have the right to their own strategy. Ukraine will find a solution to keep £Starlink working. We expect the company to provide a reliable connection until the end of the negotiations.” The Ukrainian military has reported issues to Starlink reports in recent days before Musk’s attempts at a peace process followed the latest reports of a funding gap. Last week, the Financial Times reported a “fatal” loss of communication as soldiers of the Ukrainian army advanced into the previously Russian-occupied Kherson and Zaporizzhzhia areas. Terminals connected to low-orbit fleets The microsatellite launched by SpaceX to provide high-speed Internet access worldwide has proven important to the Ukrainian war effort since it was donated by the company earlier this year. In addition to enabling fast and secure communication between ground forces and headquarters, satellites help the military operate drones that have proven pivotal in reshaping the rules of the battlefield. Russian President Putin. Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group, a political risk consulting firm, said: “Elon Musk said he had spoken directly with Putin about the Kremlin and Ukraine. He also told me what the red line in the Kremlin was.” “No one should trust Bremer,” Musk tweeted.
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