Not Mentioned But Indirectly Elon Musk Joins Forces With Ukraine: War never benefits anyone. Doesn’t matter which side wins because what we lost is humanity. And the same thing is happening in Ukraine right now. Russia’s terrifying declaration of war terribly shook the whole world.
You must have witnessed some heart tearing videos and pictures that are being viral all over the internet. People are scared and helpless. Their terrified faces are enough to make your soul shiver. We can’t even imagine the situation that they are going through.
Many countries came to help their way out. All are trying to their best possible extent. In the light of darkness, our tech king and CEO billionaire Elon Musk also came forward to help and support Ukraine in this difficult time. What is his stance on the situation? What does he think of the future? And how did Elon Musk help to make things right? So many questions, aren’t they?
The unannounced war between Ukraine and Russia has taken the world politics, economy, and global market systems by storm. But do you know? The tension between Russia and Ukraine hasn’t aroused recently. Russia and Ukraine have been at odds for a long time
Since the invasion of Crimea in 2014, Ukraine has been living in fear of war with Russia for nearly eight years. Yes, you heard it right! Since Ukraine’s pro-Russian president, Viktor Yanukovych, was overthrown in 2014 following months of protests against his government, President Putin has regularly accused the country of being taken over by radicals. But why? What’s the reason behind so much hatred between these two countries?
Ukraine, a democratic country of 44 million people with more than 44 million people with more than 1000 years of history. It is one of the biggest countries in Europe by area after Russia. It voted overwhelmingly for independence from Moscow after the fall of the Soviet Union and says it aims to join Nato and the European Union.
You must be wondering what NATO is, and what does it actually do? Actually, NATO stands for The North Atlantic Treaty Organization. NATO was created in 1949 by the United States, Canada, and several Western European nations to provide collective security against the Soviet Union.
In response to increasing tensions and security concerns, representatives of several countries of Western Europe gathered together to create a military alliance To secure their future and peace, many Western European countries were willing to consider a collective security solution.
Therefore, Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg signed the Brussels Treaty in March 1948. Their treaty provided collective defense; if any one of these nations was attacked, the others were bound to help defend it.
Additional countries have since joined NATO — most recently North Macedonia in 2020. Thirty nations are now part of the organization. NATO’s 4,200 staff members and member country embassies are headquartered on the outskirts of Brussels.
Hence it clearly makes sense why Ukraine wants to join NATO. Membership with NATO would significantly increase Ukraine’s international military backing, allowing for NATO military action within Ukraine and alongside members of its military.
This guarantee of military might would act as a firm deterrent to Russian aggression. And this is why Russia has always opposed NATO to give Ukraine membership. Putin has called Ukraine an artificial creation carved from Russia by enemies, a characterization Ukrainians call shocking and false.
The Russian President has also claimed that Ukraine is a puppet of the West and was never a proper state anyway. Putin has demanded guarantees from the West and Ukraine that it will not join Nato, a defensive alliance of 30 countries. He also wants Ukraine to be demilitarized and become a neutral state.
But in January last year, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy urged US President Joe Biden to let Ukraine join NATO. This greatly irked Russia as it does not want Ukraine to move towards European institutions such as Nato and the EU.
This further angered Russia, which started sending troops near its Ukraine border for “training exercises” in spring last year and increased it during autumn.
By December, the US began hyping up the deployment of the Russian troops and President Biden warned of severe sanctions if Russia invaded Ukraine. Russia has demanded that the West gives a legally binding guarantee that NATO will not hold any military activity in eastern Europe and Ukraine.
Russia attacked Ukraine when its pro-Russian president was deposed in early 2014. The war in the east has since claimed more than 14,000 lives. Russia and Ukraine had signed the Minsk peace accord to halt the armed conflict in east Ukraine, including the Donbas region.
But as the conflict has continued, Russia says it is sending “peacekeepers” to the region where the conflict is brewing. The West calls it a smokescreen by Moscow to occupy sovereign territory. And then the rest of the story is known to all.
For months, Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed that he would invade Ukraine, then he ripped up a peace agreement and sent troops across the country’s north, east, and south borders. The launch of the major invasion by Russia on Ukraine started with air and missile assaults on Ukrainian military targets before sending troops and tanks across the country’s northern, eastern, and southern borders.
Over 100,000 Ukrainians have fled the country, with many of them taking refuge in bomb shelters. Many foreign nationals who resided in Ukraine are being transported through Hungary and Romania.
Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the European Union imposed maximum impact on sanctions on Russia, affecting the country’s banking, energy, and transportation sectors, as well as visa policies and exports.
The US has imposed sanctions on Russian institutions, restricted international business with Moscow, and frozen Putin’s personal assets. As a consequence of the War, Over the last three days, Ukraine’s connectivity has been severely harmed, particularly in the southern and eastern regions, which have seen the most intense military action.
Water supply and other essential amenities have also been disrupted in Ukraine. However, Ukraine has stated that it is prepared to fight back in one of the country’s most difficult conflicts in recent history.
The war is most intense in the east and south, and Russia announced on Saturday that it will expand its offensive in all directions. The future is scary yet unknown. All we can do is pray for peace. But the big billionaire has taken one more step ahead and come to help the people of Ukraine.
Billionaire businessman Elon Musk has assured Ukraine that his company SpaceX will provide its Starlink satellite broadband service in the face of a Russian invasion that has disrupted the internet in the country.
On Saturday, Ukraine’s vice prime minister made a plea for help directly to Elon Musk. But why only Starlink?
Actually, Ukraine’s government has made ample use of web services, such as the Telegram messaging app, to keep citizens informed of its wartime efforts, and ministers evidently continue to be active on Twitter. But regions hit hardest by the fighting have experienced internet outages, and it’s possible Russian troops could target Ukraine’s internet infrastructure, such as transmitter towers, as the war continues.
Starlink is a satellite-based internet system that SpaceX has been building for years to bring internet access to underserved areas of the world. It markets itself as “ideally suited” for areas where internet service is unreliable or unavailable.
And hence, Fedorov, who is also the Minister of Digital Transformation, tweeted about it tagging Elon Musk. He said, “while you try to colonize Mars—Russia try to occupy Ukraine! While your rockets successfully land from space—Russian rockets attack Ukrainian civil people! We ask you to provide Ukraine with Starlink stations and to address sane Russians to stand,”
Some 10 hours later, Musk responded, “Starlink service is now active in Ukraine,” adding “more terminals en route. Isn’t it great? Isn’t Elon Musk great? Fedorov’s response to his announcement was as follows:
“Starlink terminals are coming to Ukraine! Thank you @elonmusk, thank you, everyone, who supported Ukraine!” On Friday, SpaceX launched its second batch of Starlink satellites, which give internet access to paying customers all around the world.
Over 1,700 satellites have been launched by the business, with several passing over Ukraine. According to the EMEA Tribune, Ukraine has no ground stations that would allow Ukrainians to use the network. However, the station closest is in Poland’s Wola Rogowska.
Our belief in humanity gradually increases when someone like Elon Musk comes forward. SpaceX and other tech businesses are doing whatever they can for Ukraine. Other countries of the rest of the world also extended their hands of support to the country in a nonviolent way.