President Zelensky thanks Elon Musk for sending Starlink terminals and invites him to Ukraine after the war

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky held a video chat with Elon Musk on Saturday, thanking the SpaceX CEO for sending Starlink terminals to Ukraine and inviting him to visit his country after the war is over.

In a Twitter post on Saturday, Zelensky said he was “grateful” for the support from Musk, noting that SpaceX will be sending even more Starlink terminals the country next week.

https://twitter.com/ZelenskyyUa/status/1500246977086373891

Zelensky shared a brief video of the meeting to his Instagram page, in which he invited Musk to visit his country after the war is over.

Musk accepts the invitation, say that he looks forward to visiting, before the video ends.

Musk has been a strong supporter of Ukraine since Russian invaded the country last month. He has already activated Starlink service in the area and sent dozens of terminals to Ukraine to help keep the government and citizens connected to the internet amid attacks on the nation’s communication infrastructure.

It hasn’t come without its challenges though. Musk warned that the chances of Starlink being targeted by the Russians was high, and advised people to only use it when necessary and do what they can to camouflage the white Dish McFlatface.

SpaceX has also had to reprioritize its staff to focus on cyber defense and to prevent signal jamming.

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