PRIME US authorities want more commercial companies to provide satellite internet in Ukraine, not just Elon Musk’s Starlink, National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said.
Musk made it clear that he could curtail his work in Ukraine completely if he was not paid off, or limit the functionality of satellite terminals so as not to provoke an escalation of the conflict.
“We need to have more options available. But we should give credit to Starlink, which is a critical element in the defense of Ukraine,” Sullivan said on CNN.
The head of the Agency for International Development (USAID), Samantha Power, emphasized that Musk is working in Ukraine as part of a public-private partnership.