Russia stated on Monday that Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite internet system could not be utilized in the country because it was neither formally given to Russia nor certified for use there.
However, Ukraine stated that Russia has been utilizing Starlink for military communications in areas of Ukraine that it controls, according to information released on Sunday.
“This is not a certified system with us; accordingly, it cannot be officially supplied here and is not officially supplied,” Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov stated in a teleconference with reporters.
“This is not a certified system with us; accordingly, it cannot be officially supplied here and is not officially supplied. Accordingly, it cannot be used officially in any way.” he stated, referring to the Ukrainian government, “That is why here, perhaps, we should not intrude into the discussion between the Kyiv regime and the entrepreneur Musk”
Units like Russia’s 83rd Air Assault Brigade, which is engaged in combat close to the villages of Klishchiivka and Andriivka in the eastern area of Donetsk, are using Starlink terminals, according to a statement released on Sunday by the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense.
In response, Elon Musk, the CEO of Starlink said, “To the best of our knowledge, no Starlinks have been sold directly or indirectly to Russia,”
In a post on X, which he also owns, Musk stated, “A number of false news reports claim that SpaceX is selling Starlink terminals to Russia.” “This is categorically false.”