Starlink service is now active in Ukraine. More terminals en route.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 26, 2022
Musk responded just 10 hours later, saying he had granted the request. It wasn’t immediately clear how widely accessible the Starlink service would be in Ukraine.
In response to Musk’s announcement, the official Twitter account for Ukraine tweeted, “Thanx, appreciate it.”
thanx, appreciate it https://t.co/OWm2Yu2WKC
— Ukraine / Україна (@Ukraine) February 26, 2022
Internet connectivity throughout Ukraine has been affected by the invasion, though the extent wasn’t immediately clear on Saturday. Connectivity to the country’s main internet provider even briefly plunged by 20% on Friday, internet monitors told Reuters, adding that it was unclear how much of that was caused by Ukrainians fleeing their homes.