Before we start telling this story, we need to contextualize something: new biography of Elon Musk written by Walter Isaacsonrevealed how a tech mogul ordered the shutdown of Starlink satellites off the coast of Crimea ahead of a Russian attack that killed several Ukrainians.

Why did Elon Musk order this?:

CNN on Thursday quoted a passage from Walter Isaacson’s biography of Elon Musk that described how armed underwater drones were approaching the Russian fleet off the coast of Crimea when they “lost contact and came ashore harmlessly.”

Musk ordered Starlink engineers to cut off service in the attack area due to his fears that Vladimir Putin would respond with nuclear weapons to Ukraine’s attack on Russian-occupied Crimea.


Ukrainian irritation

According to the Ukrainian government, Musk’s order helped prevent a Ukrainian drone attack on Russian warships.

In a statement about Musk’s ego.”

“By preventing Ukrainian drones from destroying part of the Russian fleet through Starlink interference, @elonmusk allowed This fleet fired Caliber missiles at Ukrainian cities. As a result, civilians and children are dying,” Podolyak wrote.

“Why are some people so desperate to protect war criminals and their desire to commit murder? And now they realize that they are doing evil and encouraging evil?

Sometimes a mistake is more than just a mistake. Not allowing Ukrainian drones to destroy part of the Russian military (!) fleet through #Starlink intervention, @elonmusk allowed this fleet to fire Caliber missiles at Ukrainian cities. As a result, civilians, children…

— Mikhailo Podolyak (@Podolyak_M) September 7, 2023

Elon Musk justified his decision as follows: he stated that he did not want his company SpaceX to be “clearly involved in a major act of war and escalation of conflict.”

Source: Digital Trends

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