Ukraine outraged at Elon Musk over drone incident

Written by Henrik Rothen

Sep.09 - 2023 7:24 AM CET

Ukraine outraged at Elon Musk over drone incident

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Elon Musk, the entrepreneur and founder of Tesla, has come under fire for allegedly preventing a Ukrainian drone attack on Russian warships near the occupied Crimea Peninsula last year.

According to reports, Musk ordered the deactivation of the drones' connection to the Starlink satellite communication system, which his company SpaceX had provided to the Ukrainian military.

This led the underwater drones to miss their targets.

Musk's denial

Elon Musk has denied the allegations, stating that SpaceX did not deactivate any service during the attack.

He further commented that Starlink was not created for war but for peaceful activities like watching Netflix and connecting to schools.

The incident has sparked outrage in Ukraine, with officials blaming Musk for the failure of the drone attack and the subsequent loss of life.

The situation raises questions about the ethical responsibilities of tech companies in conflict zones and the potential consequences of their actions on global geopolitics.

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