As well as answering assaults, authorities say Starlink is giving Ukrainian powers the edge in winning the robot battle as the country retaliates with innovation to find attacking Russians.
The extremely rich person answered, as he frequently does, with his tongue squeezed solidly in cheek.
‘The word ‘Nazi’ doesn’t intend what he generally likes to assume it does,’ Musk – who is currently endeavoring to buy Twitter – tweeted.
He then, at that point, added: ‘Assuming I bite the dust under strange conditions, it’s been great knowin’ ya.’
A large number of Musk’s fans answered the message, including his own mom, Maye Musk.
‘That is not interesting,’ Musk’s mom composed with a couple of irate confronted emoticons to oblige it.
Elon Musk fears for life after Russian threat
So what had provoked such a tweet? Was it related to that challenge he threw out to fight President Vladimir Putin following Russia’s unlawful and brutal invasion of neighbouring Ukraine? Well, it was certainly connected, if not directly.
Why was Musk threatened by Russia?
The clue lay in another message, one Musk had shared just moments before. The message, in Russian, was from Dmitry Rogozin, the head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos. In the translated version, which the entrepreneur included, there is a clear threat posed to him for his tech support to Ukraine.
‘Elon Musk, thus, is involved in supplying the fascist forces in Ukraine with military communication equipment. And for this, Elon, you will be held accountable like an adult – no matter how much you’ll play the fool.’It further read, “According to our information, the delivery and transfer to the Armed Forces of Ukraine of PO boxes for receiving and transmitting the Internet from Starlink were carried out by the Pentagon.”
Threatening Musk for the consequences, the post read, “Elon Musk is thus involved in the supply of fascist forces in Ukraine with military communications. And for this, you will have to answer in an adult way, Elon, no matter how you turn on the fool.”
Musk said the post was sent to the Russian media. He further added that the word ‘Nazi’ used for Azov Battalion is not what Rogozin thought it meant.
In a follow-up tweet, Musk said, “If I die under mysterious circumstances, it’s been nice knowing ya.”
Rogozin has targeted Musk multiple times in part
Rogozin, on his Telegram channel, has targeted Elon Musk multiple times. When the social media platform Twitter had yet to announce the takeover by Elon Musk, he said it was funny to read about the “fight” between the White House and Elon Musk. He said, “The situation is presented as if the South African multibillionaire is fighting for freedom of speech on this social network, and the American Democrats, who have settled in power, are resisting this.”
Telegram post by Rogozin
He further added that the fight was not for the freedom of speech but for the ownership of an influential social media network. “This is a struggle for power between formal power and the power of moneybags,” he said.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been threatened by the head of Russia’s space agency over his attempts to provide Ukraine with internet service.
Musk, 50, has been using Starlink – a constellation of more than 2,000 satellites in low Earth orbit – to beam internet connections to dishes around the world.
The service has a large presence in Ukraine, introduced with the explicit intention of keeping the country online amid the ongoing Russian invasion.
The billionaire said they had ‘resisted hacking and jamming attempts’ from the Russians back in April and were focusing SpaceX efforts on counter measures – at the expense of other projects.
Musk tweeted out information provided by Dmitry Rogozin, the head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, to the Russian media on Sunday night. Rogozin posted the statement himself on Telegram.
Musk, 50, has been using Starlink, a constellation of more than 2,000 satellites in low Earth orbit, beaming internet connections to dishes around the world
Starlink has a particarly strong presence in Ukraine, introduced to keep the country online amid the ongoing Russian invasion
Musk tweeted out information provided by Dmitry Rogozin, the head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, to the Russian media on Sunday night
Rogozin accuses Musk of giving Starlink equipment to what they refer to as the ‘Nazi Azov Battalion’ as well as branches of the Ukrainian military
‘And for this you will have to answer in an adt way, Elon, no matter how much you’ll play the fool’
The billionaire responded, as he often does, with his tongue pressed firmly in cheek: ‘If I die under mysterious circumstances, it’s been nice knowin’ ya’
Rogozin – who just yesterday boasted that Russia cod destroy all NATO countries ‘in half a hour’ – accuses Musk of giving Starlink equipment to what they refer to as the ‘Nazi Azov Battalion’ as well as branches of the Ukrainian military.
‘From the testimony of the captured chief of staff of the 36th Marine Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Colonel Dmitry Kormyankov, it follows that the ground-based subscriber equipment of the Starlink satellite company Elon Musk was delivered to the militants of the Nazi Azov Battalion and the Marines of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to Mariupol by military helicopters,’ Rogozin wrote.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk says he’s been threatened by Russia over his attempts to provide Ukraine with internet service
Musk tweeted out information provided by Dmitry Rogozin (pictured), the head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, to the Russian media on Sunday night
Musk, 50, has been using Starlink, a constellation of more than 2,000 satellites in low Earth orbit, beaming internet connections to dishes around the world, with a large presence in Ukraine, introduced to keep the country online amid the ongoing Russian invasion
‘Elon Musk is thus involved with supplying the fascist forces in Ukraine with military communications,’ Rogozin adds. ‘And for this you will have to answer in an adt way, Elon, no matter how much you’ll play the fool.’
- Many of Musk’s fans responded to a tweet suggesting he might die under mysterious circumstances, including his own mother, Maye Musk’Sorry! I will do my best to stay alive,’ Musk replied.
Rogozin has been feuding with the billionaire since the invasion began, calling him ‘little devil’ and criticizing the Tesla Cybertruck, according to Business Insider.
He even mocked Musk’s attempt to buy Twitter, calling him ‘moneybags’ and mocking the idea that he wod bring free speech to the platform.
SpaceX has launched more than 2,000 of its ‘Starlink’ space internet satellites into orbit and hopes to have 12,000 in the sky by 2026.
They form a constellation designed to provide low-cost broadband internet service from low Earth orbit.
While satellite internet has been around for a while, it has suffered from high latency and unreliable connections.
Starlink is different. SpaceX said its goal is to provide high-speed, cable-like internet all over the world.
Volodymyr Zelensky has thanked Musk for the support, and invited the tech mogto visit Ukraine once the war is over
Musk has previously challenged Russian President Vladimir Putin to a fistfight as he remains on the side of Ukraine amid the invasion
Musk has previously said the venture cod give three billion people who currently do not have access to the internet a cheap way of getting online.
It cod also help fund a future city on Mars.
Drones used in the field are able to use Starlink to keep connected and provide intelligence as internet and power outages plague Ukraine.
With the technology, the drones can be directed to drop anti-tank munitions to help ward off the Russian attack.
Starlink satellite system is giving Ukrainian forces the edge in winning the drone war as the nation fights back with technology to track down invading Russians.
Volodymyr Zelensky, the president of the embattled country took to Twitter to thank the Tesla CEO, for the support, and invited the tech mogto visit Ukraine once the war is over.
Rogozin spoke about Russia’s ability to crush NATO Saturday, using a word that Putin has banned in relation to Ukraine – ‘war’ – he said: ‘This is a war for the truth – and the right of Russia to exist as a single and independent state.’
He insisted: ‘The very existence of a Ukraine separate from Russia will inevitably turn it into anti-Russia and a springboard of the West for aggression against our people.
‘That is why what we call a Special Military Operation goes far beyond its original meaning and geography.’
He did not say which other territory Putin was eyeing beyond Ukraine.
But he claimed NATO was engaged in a proxy war using Ukrainian soldiers to fight without putting their own forces in harm’s way.
‘The armed forces of Ukraine are expendable cannon fodder for NATO,’ he said.
‘They are only operators trained by NATO instructors who push the levers and buttons of NATO weapons.’
On Sunday, G7 leaders including President Joe Biden held talks with President Zelensky.
As the war approaches its tenth week, more than 3,000 Ukrainians were confirmed to have died in the conflict, according to an estimate by the United Nations.
The organization said that the real number is ‘likely considerably higher,’ and independent sources point at more than 10,000 civilian fatalities in the war-torn country.
NATO estimates that Russia and Ukraine have both lost around 15,000 troops each.