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Elon Musk Hints He’s Pulling Starlink From Ukraine And Lefties Started Attacking Him Even More – Musk’s Response Is One For The Books

According to CNN, SpaceX wrote to the Pentagon last month requesting the U.S. military pick up the tab, which the company says comes to tens of millions of dollars each month.

On Friday, Jason Jay Smart, a Ukraine-based reporter at the Kyiv Post, tweeted: “Elon Musk’s Starlink says it can no longer afford to give Ukraine [Ukraine flag emoji] free service and asks the Pentagon [U.S. flag emoji] to pay for it. Starlink had been a game changer in the war.

“This comes days after Ukrainian Ambassador Andrij Melnyk told Musk to ‘f**k off.'”

Musk replied: “We’re just following his recommendation,” followed by the man shrugging emoji.

His reply is one for the history books!


To give you some perspective on cost, Musk responded to a person on Twitter asking how much it cost to maintain Starlink in the country.

“In addition to terminals, we have to create, launch, maintain & replenish satellites & ground stations & pay telcos for access to Internet via gateways,” tweeted Musk. “We’ve also had to defend against cyberattacks & jamming, which are getting harder. Burn is approaching ~$20M/month.”

That’s a big price tag for a war effort that is apparently going unappreciated by Ukrainian leadership and Musk wanting to pass off the costs to someone else in order to stop his company from a bleed that intense isn’t outside the realm of reason.

Regardless, if someone is giving you something integral to a war effort for free, the last thing you want to do is insult the man. While Musk isn’t taking Starlink offline, it’s perfectly fine for him to walk away at any given moment while getting someone else far more concerned to pay for it. Actual diplomacy would have looked a little different than what Melnyk did. You’d figure he’d know that as an ambassador.

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Dr Jill lol
Dr Jill lol
1 year ago

FJB

Lou Natik
Lou Natik
1 year ago

It must be occurring to some folks out there with a modicum of a brain that most of the political drivel coming from the mouths of candidates is meaningless. It is the electorate it self that is singularly and collectively stupid, naive, corrupt, greedy, self-centered, lazy, etc.,etc. You deserve what you are going to get if you continue to vote communist. Period. The End.