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Elon Musk is responsible for providing communication equipment to Ukrainian forces: Roscosmos chief

Roscosmos head Dmitry Rogozin on Sunday criticized billionaire Elon Musk for allegedly providing military communication equipment to Ukrainian forces and warned him of possible consequences. Earlier on Sunday, Musk, the captured chief of staff of the 36th Ukrainian Marines Brigade, said a satellite alliance was providing an Internet connection to Ukrainian forces in Mariupol.

“According to our information, the delivery of the StarLink internet terminals to the Ukrainian Armed Forces took place through the Pentagon,” Rogogin told the Telegram, adding that Musk was “therefore cooperating” and that he would be held accountable.

Musk’s StarLink project seeks to provide affordable access to broadband Internet connections worldwide. As soon as the Russian special operation began in late February, Musk confirmed that StarLink service was active in Ukraine and promised to deliver more terminals to the country.

On March 7, troops of the Donetsk People’s Republic surrounded Mariupol and launched a liberation campaign, with the remaining fighters of the Ukrainian nationalist Azov Battalion entering the underground tunnels of the Azovstal plant.

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