US billionaire Elon Musk recently made a statement on his platform that his company, SpaceX, would not be selling Starlink terminals to Russia. This contradicts a report from the Ukrainian government that claimed Russian paratroopers were using the terminals. Musk vehemently denied these claims, stating that to the best of his knowledge, no Starlinks had been sold to Russia, directly or indirectly.
Just last week, Musk declared that he had no business relations with Russia and that Starlink did not work there. This announcement from the CEO of SpaceX comes in response to an audio recording released by Ukrainian military intelligence on Telegram, which reportedly featured Russian paratroopers discussing the deployment of Starlink terminals. No statement has been issued by Russia regarding these claims. It should be noted that Starlink is operated by SpaceX.