The Ukraine war is also being fought in cyberspace. Russia has apparently tried to shut down the Internet for Ukraine. Consequently, Mykhailo Federov, Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine and Minister of Digital Transformation, asked Elon Musk via Twitter to provide Starlink satellite broadband service in Ukraine. Within a few hours, the tech billionaire answered and informed Federov that Starlink would be active now in Ukraine and that more terminals would be en route.
Internet connectivity in Ukraine has been affected by the Russian invasion, particularly in the southern and eastern parts of the country where fighting has been heaviest.
Viewed from the outside, the Ukraine invasion is turning into a PR disaster. Even initial sympathizers are now turning against Putin. On the other hand, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy (Twitter) and his team are gaining fans and sympathies. Elon Musk, one of the most influential people on the planet, is giving Vladimir Putin the finger.