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Elon Musk Blocks Ukraine From Accessing Starlink in Crimea Over Nuclear Fears

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By Augustine Mbam - - 5 Mins Read

Elon Musk fears a Ukraine offensive in Russian-occupied Crimea can start a nuclear war, denying them Starlink access. 

The CEO of SpaceX said that he had fears that if he allowed Ukraine to use its network services to fight Russia in Crimea, it could potentially lead to a nuclear tussle. 

According to a report, Russian forces have been at the receiving end of Ukraine's counter-offensive operations. Because of this, rising speculations suggest that Vladimir Putin would escalate the crisis to a nuclear war. 

Russia invaded Ukraine earlier this year, intending to win the country as quickly as possible. But it seems things are not going out as planned as Russia has made no huge progress under Ukraine's counter-offensive. 

At some point in the war, Elon Musk had offered to send Starlink to Ukraine to help the Ukrainian forces. The networking devices provided in Ukraine did not consume much energy and were ideal for what they wanted. 

With Starlink in Ukraine, the country soon began receiving real-time intelligence on Russian movements. Yahoo news also reported that Starlink in Ukraine could be connected to drones for effectiveness. 

Elon Musk raised some controversy on the internet after he was accused of speaking to Vladimir Putin. The SpaceX CEO fueled the rumors by suggesting that Ukraine should forfeit Crimea to avoid nuclear war with Russia.

Elon Musk Denies Speaking to Putin

Despite the allegations flying around on Twitter about the Tesla boss, Elon Musk has denied speaking with the Russian president. 

Ian Bremmer, a political analyst, had accused Elon Musk of talking to Putin before speaking about Russia-Ukraine peace. 

Elon Musk proposed that Ukraine should give up some parts of Crimea.

In his tweet, Musk said that a form of a referendum should be organized to see those who want to be under Russia and Ukraine. He also mentioned other things that he considered key in bringing peace to the two territories. 


Elon Musk's proposition didn't sit well with many people, as many political analysts and government officials lashed out at him. 

In a tweet, Ian Bremmer said, "Elon Musk told me he had spoken with Putin and the Kremlin directly about Ukraine. He also told me what Kremlin's red lines were."

This single tweet by Ian Bremmer raised an uproar, with the majority accusing Elon Musk of going against different laws in the US. 

Garry Kasparov, chairman of the Human Rights Foundation, said that Elon Musk did poor research on the situation in Ukraine. 

According to him, Musk puts all the suffering and sacrifices of the people of Ukraine behind for glorification.