Ukrainian officials claim Russian forces are using Starlink terminals in occupied areas of Ukraine, despite denials from Elon Musk and Russia.
Why it matters
The use of Starlink technology by Russian forces in Ukraine could have significant implications for the ongoing conflict and raises questions about the control and regulation of satellite internet services in conflict zones.
What the papers say
Ukraine claims that Russian forces are using Starlink terminals in occupied areas, despite denials from Elon Musk and Russia. Business Insider UK and Al Jazeera report on the accusations and denials, while The Independent and The Moscow Times provide additional context on the use of Starlink technology in the conflict.
How we got here
The conflict between Ukraine and Russia has been ongoing for nearly two years, with Starlink technology playing a significant role in Ukraine's defense efforts.
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Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe. It is the second-largest European country after Russia, which borders it to the east and northeast.
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