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The Kremlin has claimed that Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite internet system has not been certified for use or officially supplied in Russia, countering accusations of its use by Russian troops in Ukraine.

Dmitry Peskov, the Kremlin spokesman, said, “This is not a certified system with us; accordingly, it cannot be officially supplied here and is not officially supplied. Accordingly, it cannot be used officially in any way.”


Image of a starlink device at what Ukraine claims is a Russian military position. 

This comes after Ukraine claimed that Russian forces were employing Starlink for military communications in territories under their control. The Ukrainian defense ministry’s intelligence directorate highlighted the deployment of Starlink terminals by specific Russian military units, including the 83rd Air Assault Brigade in the Donetsk region.

Elon Musk, responding to the controversy, refuted the claims of Starlink’s provision to Russian forces via a post on X, the social media platform he owns. Musk assured, “To the best of our knowledge, no Starlinks have been sold directly or indirectly to Russia,” categorically denying the sale of Starlink terminals to Russia as “categorically false.”


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