Admirers of Elon Musk respond to the genius’ decisiveness and his response to a Ukraine plea for help seemed typical.
“While you try to colonize Mars — Russia try to occupy Ukraine!” noted Ukraine Vice Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov in a post to Twitter. “While your rockets successfully land from space — Russian rockets attack Ukrainian civil people! We ask you to provide Ukraine with Starlink stations and to address sane Russians to stand.”
Federov’s 7 a.m. tweet was answered quickly by Musk’s reply tweet informing him Starlink service was active in Ukraine and more terminals were on the way. Ukraine time is 10 hours ahead of California’s Pacific Time so 7 a.m. Ukraine time would be 5 p.m. Pacific time.
“Starlink terminals are coming to Ukraine!” Federov responded to Musk’s comment. “Thank you, @elonmusk. Thank you, everyone, who supported Ukraine!”
A subsequent poster asked for clarification about how that helped Ukraine. Another account explained that it would make it more difficult for Russia to interrupt Internet service to Ukraine. After all, information is a powerful tool during war.
“I said in my remarks to @CPAC today that @elonmusk is one of the reasons America will ultimately prevail against #Russia and #China,” former National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien posted. “Below is Exhibit A in support of my argument. #Ukraine #Freedom.” He was referring to Musk’s reply Tweet, which he retweeted.
That tweet probably didn’t mean as much to Musk as the one his mom posted, saying how proud she was of him.
“Well this is quite something,” Trew said. “One of the biggest fears among Ukrainians I’ve been speaking to is being completely cut off from the world while the worst attacks happens.”
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