Elon Musk, a US billionaire and entrepreneur, has denied claims made by the Ukrainian government that Russian paratroopers were using Starlink terminals. In a statement, Musk stated that “Numerous false reports claim SpaceX is selling Starlink terminals to Russia. This is categorically false.” He added that to the best of their knowledge, no Starlinks have been sold directly or indirectly to Russia.
Musk had previously stated that he had no business relations with Russia and claimed that Starlink doesn’t work there. However, an audio recording published on Telegram by the Ukrainian military intelligence showed Russian paratroopers discussing the deployment of Starlink terminals. Despite this, Russia has not made any statement on the matter. It is important to note that Starlink is operated by SpaceX.