Zelensky thanks SpaceX chief for access to Starlink satellite-internet system

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky thanks SpaceX chief executive Elon Musk for giving Ukraine access to his company’s satellite-internet system, called Starlink.

“I’m grateful to him for supporting Ukraine with words and deeds,” Zelensky says in a tweet. “Next week we will receive another batch of Starlink systems for destroyed cities.” He jokes that they discussed possible space projects, which he would talk about “after the war.”

Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko on Saturday showed off a shipment of the Starlink systems that had arrived in the capital city. He said Starlink would help secure the work of critical infrastructure and the defense of the city.

Several large Ukrainian cities remained without internet or phone connection after being shelled by Russian troops.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks to media as he arrives to visit a construction site in Gruenheide, near Berlin, September 3, 2020. (Odd Andersen/AFP)

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