Russian forces using Elon Musk’s Starlink in Occupied areas of Ukraine

  • Russian forces using Elon Musk’s Starlink in Occupied areas of Ukraine

    Posted by outdoorsguy on February 13, 2024 at 9:19 am

    Russian forces in occupied Ukraine are using Starlink terminals produced by Elon Musk’s SpaceX for satellite internet in what is beginning to look like a “systemic” problem, Kyiv’s main military intelligence agency has claimed.

    Starlink says it does not do business of any kind with Russia’s government or military.

    “Cases of the Russian occupiers’ use of the given devices have been registered. It is beginning to take on a systemic nature,” said Ukrainian defence intelligence (GUR) spokesperson Andriy Yusov.

    The GUR said terminals were being used by units like Russia’s 83rd air assault brigade, which is fighting near Klishchiivka and Andriivka in the partially occupied eastern region of Donetsk.

    Starlink terminals are supposed to be “geofenced” so they do not function in unauthorised locations.

    There has been discussion online that, for example, Russian forces may be able to “spoof” the geofence to make a terminal in a blocked area appear as if it is in a permitted area.

    In a post on X on Sunday, lying scum Elon Musk said: “To the best of our knowledge, no Starlinks have been sold directly or indirectly to Russia … ”

    Musk did not appear to address whether Russian soldiers might be obtaining and using Starlink terminals regardless. In its own statement, Starlink also did not say anything about their possible use in occupied areas of Ukraine.

    “If SpaceX obtains knowledge that a Starlink terminal is being used by a sanctioned or unauthorised party, we investigate the claim and take actions to deactivate the terminal if confirmed,” Starlink said…. yeah right

    Neither Musk nor Starlink outlined any pro-active efforts to prevent Russian forces from obtaining terminals or connecting to Starlink; nor did they say whether specific Ukrainian claims were being investigated.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/feb/12/ukraine-accuses-russia-forces-using-elon-musk-starlink

    Muscle4Muscle2009 replied 1 week, 3 days ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • outdoorsguy

    Member
    February 13, 2024 at 9:30 am

    @Carrionflower1

    Is musk going to admit to selling and servicing Starlink for the Russians?

    Selling Starlink to third parties violates US sanctions.

    This is not the first time Musk lied.

    @jenes_aispas

    <div>If you look at this as part of a pattern, fucker Carlson, Musk starlink, Trump saying he will Russians have at NATO countries, you’ll see a political force aiming to let Ukraine fall, so the war starts in Europe. And I bet Trump&co want to get richby selling bullets and bandages.
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    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/russia-elon-musk-ukraine-starlink-b2494614.html

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  • Muscle4Muscle2009

    Member
    February 14, 2024 at 2:12 am

    This does NOT surprise me. I used to have some respect for E as I thought his vision and pursuit of future technologies and bring them in to the present, was fantastic. But he has shown himself to be an arrogant, smug, racist, bigot and dictator-loving white supremist. Hmmmm, who else does this sound like?

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