A Ukrainian journalist showed on Friday how SpaceX founder Elon Musk’s decision to activate his Starlink service in the war-affected country is helping residents access the internet in remote villages. Kristina Berdynskykh shared an image of residents of a village in the Kyiv region, saying they were using their mobile phones to connect with loved ones for the first time since internet services were interrupted following the Russian invasion.
“Here is the power of Elon Musk! Residents of Ivankiv, who also lack electricity, mobile communications and internet, are connecting for the first time with loved ones thanks to Starlink and the volunteers who brought it to the city,” the journalist wrote. .
SpaceX is deploying its Starlink constellation in low Earth orbit to provide high-speed internet access around the world, initially focusing on rural and underserved areas. The US aerospace company activated its Starlink service in Ukraine on February 26, days after a government minister urged Elon Musk to provide internet access.
“We were close to getting the approvals to offer the service, but the paperwork wasn’t all signed off,” SpaceX chief Gwynne Shotwell said during a roundtable last month in Washington. After the conflict started, “they tweeted my boss and it was permission to provide capabilities.”
Earlier this week, the US Agency for International Development said it delivered 5,000 Starlink terminals to Ukraine in an effort to boost internet access for residents.
“The terminals will allow government officials and critical citizen service providers to continue communicating within Ukraine and with the outside world,” even as Russia cuts other communications infrastructure in the country, the agency said in a statement. tuesday.
US would prefer India to move away from NAM, Russia (US diplomat)
US Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman said Washington would obviously prefer India to move away from its long-term history of G77 partnership with Russia. Sherman said this in response to a question from Congressman Tim Burchett during a congressional hearing earlier this week. Burchett asked about US policy towards India amid the Russo-Ukrainian war as India continues to trade with Russia and whether that would impact US-India relations.
After kyiv failure, Donbass emerges as main stage of Russia’s battle: report
After Russian President Vladimir Putin’s failed attempt to take control of Ukraine’s capital Kyiv, the rebel-held Donbass region in the country’s war-hit east appears to have become “the stage main battle,” according to an article published by the U.S. Department of Defense, citing an official’s contributions.
Imran Niazi will face the last ball of the Assembly of Pak today
With election figures against Prime Minister Niazi in the National Assembly, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Niazi will be ousted from power in the next few hours, provided the Speaker of the Assembly follows the order of the Supreme Court in the letter and the spirit. By emphasizing the foreign conspiracy, Prime Minister Niazi tries to hide the games he was playing with the army chief, General Qamar Jawed Bajwa, to prolong his own political life.
Imran Khan’s ex-wife, Reham Khan, decodes ‘khuddar quam’; Maryam Summons Vajpayee
Imran Khan’s ex-wife and outspoken critic Reham Khan has said that Imran Khan suddenly decided to campaign for India after realizing he would not win again. On Friday, Imran Khan addressed the nation and once again praised India as Reham Khan called his neighboring country a “khuddar quam” (highly self-respecting people). Since the beginning of political unrest in Pakistan, Imran Khan has changed his position on India. Reham Khan tweeted as Imran Khan praised India.
No respite in China’s Covid outbreak, Germany rejects vaccine mandate: 10 updates
More than two years into the pandemic, the world still cannot let its guard down as the virus continues to mutate. The new recombinant variant – XE – is the last in the list of strains that cause concern. India will offer booster doses of the Covid-19 vaccine to all adults from Sunday, although free third doses will be limited to frontline workers and people over 60 in government centres.