Elon Musk’s technology allows people access to access the internet, bypassing the network outages in the country – the tech billionaire has challenged Russian President Vladimir Putin to ‘single combat’
Elon Musk’s Starlink app, which allows people access to a satellite-based internet service, has become the most-downloaded app in Ukraine, no doubt much to Vladamir Putin ‘s dismay.
The SpaceX CEO, 50, gave Ukraine access to the satellite-internet system Starlink, comprised of some 2,000 satellites designed to bring web access to under-served areas of the world.
It allows residents to bypass any internet outages, reports of which been rising across Ukraine since Russia invaded three weeks ago.
Figures show that Elon’s Starlink app has been downloaded almost 100,000 times in Ukraine, with global downloads more than tripling in the last couple of weeks.
The billionaire has challenged Russian President Vladimir Putin to “single combat”, with the “stakes” being Ukraine, the Daily Star reports.
With Mr Putin’s name written in Russian and Ukraine written in Ukrainian, the Tesla chief executive tweeted: “I hereby challenge (Vladimir Putin) to single combat.
“Stakes are (Ukraine).”
Mr Musk tagged the Kremlin in a follow-up tweet.