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Billionaire Elon Musk wrote to Twitter, “If I die under mysterious circumstances, it’s been nice knowin ya.”
The comment comes in response to a Russian politician who threatened him for supplying equipment to Ukraine that is being used to fight the Russian military. Musk sent Starlink terminals from SpaceX to Ukraine which are being used to operate deadly drones.
Musk warned that he may “die under mysterious circumstances.” Take a look at the messages:
If I die under mysterious circumstances, it’s been nice knowin ya
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 9, 2022
The word “Nazi” doesn’t mean what he seems to think it does pic.twitter.com/pk9SQhBOsG
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 9, 2022
In the screenshot above, Moscow’s space chief Dmitry Rogozin says, “From the testimony of the captured commander of the 36th Marine Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Colonel Dmitry Kormyankov, it turns out that the internet terminals of Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite company were delivered to the militants of the Nazi Azov Battalion and the Ukrainian Marines in Mariupol by military helicopters.”
“According to our information, the delivery of the Starlink equipment was carried out by the Pentagon,” he added.
“Elon Musk, thus, is involved in supplying the fascist forces in Ukraine with military communication equipment,” the message continued. “And for this, Elon, you will be held accountable like an adult – no matter how much you’ll play the fool.”
Musk responded simply, “The word ‘Nazi’ doesn’t mean what he seems to think it does.”
Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykhailo Fedorov confirmed that the country received equipment that they requested from Musk, who is the world’s richest man.
“Starlink — here,” Fedorov wrote to Twitter. “Thanks, @elonmusk.
“You are most welcome,” Musk responded.
You are most welcome
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 28, 2022
Musk took matters into his own hands to help people in Ukraine as Russia leads an unprovoked invasion into the country. Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykhailo Fedorov wrote to Musk on Twitter saying, “While you try to colonize Mars — Russia try to occupy Ukraine!”
“While your rockets successfully land from space — Russian rockets attack Ukrainian civil people! We ask you to provide Ukraine with Starlink stations and to address sane Russians to stand.”
In a matter of hours, Musk responded on the same day to confirm “Starlink service is now active in Ukraine. More terminals en route.”
Starlink service is now active in Ukraine. More terminals en route.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 26, 2022
Fedorov responded, “Starlink terminals are coming to Ukraine! Thank you @elonmusk, thank you everyone, who supported Ukraine!”
The Ukrainian government tweeted: “Thanx, appreciate it.”
“Starlink provides high-speed, low-latency broadband internet across the globe. Within each coverage area, orders are fulfilled on a first-come, first-served basis,” the company says.
“Using advanced satellites in a low orbit, Starlink enables video calls, online gaming, streaming, and other high data rate activities that historically have not been possible with satellite internet.”
“Starlink is ideally suited for areas where connectivity has been unreliable or completely unavailable,” the company added. “People across the globe are using Starlink to gain access to education, health services and even communications support during natural disasters.”
Dear @elonmusk 👋
Ukraine needs your support. Your stance and your actions matter.
An appeal by our Minister of Digital Transformation here👇 https://t.co/7dhrwApApZ
— Ukraine / Україна (@Ukraine) February 26, 2022