Elon Musk says he will keep funding Ukraine, even though Starlink is losing money

Elon Musk says he will continue to fund Ukraine even as Starlink loses money

The billionaire has been fighting online with Ukrainian officials over a peace plan he has put forward that Ukraine says is too generous to Russia.

Elon Musk said on Saturday that his rocket company SpaceX would continue to fund its Starlink internet service in Ukraine, a day after he said it could no longer afford to do so.

Musk tweeted: “To hell with it…even as Starlink continues to lose money and other companies receive billions of taxpayer dollars, we will continue to fund the Ukrainian government for free”.

It was not immediately clear whether Musk’s offer was genuine or whether he was expressing sarcasm. SpaceX did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Musk said Friday that SpaceX cannot fund Starlink in Ukraine indefinitely. The service helped civilians and the military stay online during the war with Russia.

He made his remarks following a media report that SpaceX had asked the Pentagon to pay for the Starlink donations. The billionaire has been fighting online with Ukrainian officials over a peace plan he has put forward that Ukraine says is too generous to Russia.

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