Biographer Says Elon Musk Shut Down The Starlink Over Crimea To Prevent A Ukrainian Drone Attack

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A Ukrainian soldier disconnects a Starlink terminal on the frontline in the Luhansk region. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters  

 Daily Mail: Elon Musk secretly ordered Starlink engineers to TURN OFF satellite communications to disrupt Ukrainian sneak attack on Russian naval fleet, new biography claims 

* Walter Isaacson’s much-anticipated biography of Elon Musk will be published on September 12 

* Musk, who began supplying his Starlink internet systems to Ukraine in February 2022, told Isaacson that he was increasingly uncomfortable with their use 

* Musk said he was nervous about the use of Starlink technology by Ukrainian commanders to plot attacks on Russia, and feared a nuclear war 

Elon Musk ordered engineers working at his Starlink internet company to cut off the service over the Crimean coast to prevent an attack on a Russian warship, according to a new book. 

The world’s richest man began providing free access to his Starlink internet terminals in the early days of the Russian invasion in February 2022, and his generosity has been vital in allowing Ukrainians to communicate and coordinate resistance. 

But, at the end of last year, his enthusiasm began to wane, and he became increasingly concerned about taking sides – ultimately ordering that the internet be shut down to stop a ‘kamikaze drone’ submarine attack on Russian warships. 

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WNU Editor: This story has been circulating in the media for the past few months including this one …. Fury in Ukraine as Elon Musk’s SpaceX limits Starlink use for drones (The Guardian). 

Biographer Says Elon Musk Shut Down The Starlink Over Crimea To Prevent A Ukrainian Drone Attack  

CNN Exclusive: ‘How am I in this war?’: New Musk biography offers fresh details about the billionaire’s Ukraine dilemma — CNN

Elon Musk blocked Ukraine’s access to Starlink near Crimea after speaking with Russian officials, biographer says — Business Insider

Elon Musk shut down Starlink over Crimea to prevent Ukrainian drone attack, says CNN — The New Voice of Ukraine

CNN: Musk turned off Starlink near Crimea to disrupt Ukraine’s strike against Russian fleet — Kyiv Independent

Musk ordered shutdown of Starlink in Crimea – CNN — RT