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SpaceX founder Elon Musk acted quickly to restore Internet access in Ukraine as Russia continued trying to disrupt access to the web during its unprovoked attack on its neighbor.

On Saturday, Musk reported to the world that he had activated his Starlink satellites above the war-torn region.

Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov had appealed to Musk, saying that while his “rockets successfully land from space — Russian rockets attack Ukrainian civil people!”

Musk soon replied via Twitter that Starlink was active.

As Fox Business Network added:

Starlink is a network of about 2,000 satellites in low earth orbit that provide high-speed broadband internet by connecting with user terminals around the globe.

Because it isn’t limited by traditional internet infrastructure, Starlink can be deployed quickly in hard-to-reach areas and disaster situations.

Russia’s tech forces have worked to undermine Ukraine’s Internet infrastructure.

Still, Russia is finding near universal condemnation for its invasion of Ukraine. Only China has stayed firmly by Russia’s side.

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Warner Todd Huston has been writing editorials and news since 2001 but started his writing career penning articles about U.S. history back in the early 1990s. Huston has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, and several local Chicago News programs to discuss the issues of the day. Additionally, he is a regular guest on radio programs from coast to coast. Huston has also been a Breitbart News contributor since 2009. Warner works out of the Chicago area, a place he calls a "target rich environment" for political news.

 

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