elon musk’s explanation for turning off starlink in crimea
Elon Musk, The Richest person in the world and a tech entrepreneur, recently talked about why he refused to help Ukraine during the Russia-Ukraine conflict. Ukraine asked him to turn on his Starlink internet service in Crimea, which is a region at the center of the conflict. But Musk said no.
He said that he didn’t want to make the situation worse and getting involved in a big War. Turning on Starlink in that area could have been seen as a big aggressive move.
Starlink is like a bunch of satellites in space that give people internet access, even in remote areas. It’s been helpful for Ukraine during the war.
Musk said that Ukraine had asked him to turn on Starlink over a place called Sevastopol in Crimea. However, Musk clarified that Starlink wasn’t even working in that area.
He is worried that if had to agreed to Ukraine’s request, it could have made the conflict even more serious. So he decided not to do it.
Dmitry Medvedev, a Russian official, tweeted that if what people were saying about Musk was true, then he might be the only sensible person in North America.
Musk also said that Starlink wasn’t meant for war. It was meant for people to use the internet for things like watching movies and studying, not for military purposes.
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He even asked for a truce, saying that it wasn’t worth it for Ukrainians and Russians to keep fighting over pieces of land. His earlier comments about Crimea and voting had caused some Controversy.
Elon Musk didn’t want to make the war worse by turning on Starlink in Crimea. He wanted to keep it for peaceful uses not for war.