Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov called the American businessman Elon Musk “one of the largest private donors for Ukraine’s future victory.”
He spoke about this in an interview with Radio Svoboda.
“I think he has [Ілона Маска] Personal Contribution, his company [SpaceX] More than 100 million dollars. And this is an investment. He is one of the biggest private donors to our future victory.”– noted the head of the Ministry of Digital.
Fedorov added that he is communicating with Musk and telling him about Ukraine and how his technologies are helping Ukrainians.
“I recently sent him a picture of the latest batch of Starlinks, how people use them, how the operators are powered, and the power infrastructure.”– explained Fedorov.
According to him, there are currently more than 30 thousand Starlink terminals in Ukraine, and another batch of 10 thousand will arrive soon.
“My personal opinion is that HIMARS is just as important as Starlink. And Starlinks is probably a little more important than that. Because it is the link between our military and our civilians, it is an element of the military’s critical infrastructure.”– explained the minister.
Musk and Ukraine
In October, Elon Musk said that one of the possible outcomes of the end of the Russo-Ukrainian war would be the formal consolidation of Russian power over occupied Crimea and a “re-election” in other occupied territories. In addition, he stated that due to the increase in the population of the Russian Federation Ukraine’s victory in an all-out war is unlikely.
A number of diplomats and various public figures criticized Mask’s remarks. Even the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, responded published Your poll on Twitter: “Which Elon Musk do you like more: who supports Ukraine or who supports Russia?»
Zelensky also invited Musk to visit Ukraine before making any statements on the matter.
In October, relations between Musk and Ukraine also soured over the Starlink affair. The businessman said that his company SpaceX wants to give up financing for satellite Internet services in Ukraine. Musk complained about losses due to aid to Ukraine. Although the Pentagon indicated that the stations and services for Ukraine were paid for by other countries and organizations.
Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov stated that the Ukrainian authorities can count on Starlink satellite internet funding for their military from three different sources.
To Hell: Elon Musk said he would continue to pay for Starlink services to Ukraine.