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Musk’s Starlink is being used by Russian military in occupied Ukraine


<p><strong>KYIV:</strong> Ukraine said on Sunday that Russian troops were using Starlink satellite internet terminals in regions they had taken over, and it released an alleged intercept of a conversation between two Russian soldiers as evidence of this “systemic” usage.</p>
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<p>Starlink systems have been important for Ukraine’s battlefield communications during Russia’s almost two-year-old invasion.<br />
The chief directorate of intelligence for the defense ministry shared an audio recording on Telegram purporting to show Russian soldiers from the 83rd Air Assault Brigade discussing the establishment of terminals in eastern Ukraine. Regarding the purported scope of usage and the acquisition process of the terminals, the directorate provided no information. Russia remained silent.<br />
Last Monday, SpaceX, the company that manages the Starlink terminals, said on X that it “does not do business of any kind with the Russian govt or its military” and that their service is unavailable in Russia.</p>


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