Elon Musk says he is threatened by the head of the Russian space agency: If I die under mysterious circumstances…
Steph Deschamps / May 9, 2022
Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, 50-year-old billionaire Elon Musk has made no secret of his support for President Zelensky's people. In early March, he responded to a call for help from a Ukrainian official and activated the Starlink satellite internet service in Ukraine. This system, which includes a constellation of more than 2,000 satellites in low earth orbit, allows Internet connections to be transmitted to satellite dishes around the world. An Internet connection is therefore possible for Ukrainians, even in areas hit by Russian army assaults.
On Sunday evening, Elon Musk tweeted the information provided by Dmitry Rogozin, the head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, to Russian media. Rogozin himself published the statement on Telegram. He accuses Musk of supplying Starlink equipment to what they call the Nazi Azov Battalion as well as branches of the Ukrainian military, and for that, you'll have to answer in an adult manner, Elon, no matter how much you act crazy.
The Tesla boss, who is known for not keeping his tongue in his pocket, replied, as he often does: If I die under mysterious circumstances, it was a pleasure to have known you.
The billionaire said they withstood hacking and jamming attempts by the Russians in April and are focusing SpaceX's efforts on countermeasures - at the expense of other projects.
Rogozine, boasted on Sunday that Russia could destroy all NATO countries in half an hour, reports the Daily Mail.