Dhe head of Russia’s space agency, Dmitry Rogozin, has threatened tech billionaire Elon Musk with consequences for providing Ukraine with satellite internet. Musk’s space company, SpaceX, provided the country attacked by Russia with facilities to use its Starlink satellite network.
This gives you a fast internet connection from space. This was useful for Ukrainian authorities and troops when mobile communications and local Internet access failed.
Rogozin wrote on the Telegram chat service on Sunday that Musk was “involved in providing military communications to fascist forces in Ukraine.” He will have to answer “like an adult”.
Musk responded Monday night Twitter with a joke: “If I were to die under mysterious circumstances – it was good to have known you.” Musk is also the boss of electric car maker Tesla and is currently trying to buy Twitter.
Roscosmos boss Rogozin is a strong supporter of the Russian attack on Ukraine and speaks, among other things, of a war in which Russia’s survival is at stake. He also wrote on Telegram on Sunday that the Russia could destroy NATO countries in a nuclear war in half an hour – “but we must not allow it because the consequences of an exchange of nuclear blows would affect the state of our earth”.