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America announced a vulnerable spot for Ukraine

America announced a vulnerable spot for Ukraine

American columnist Rishi Iyengar says that Kyiv’s excessive dependence on American billionaire Elon Musk’s Starlink service could pose a threat to the country.

The author of the publication noted that the functioning of the satellite network in Ukraine depends on external and unstable funding.

“Our government was able to work because Starlink was over my head. It was a turning point in our survival,” he quoted Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Olga Stefanyshina as saying.

The observer recalled that the work of the service was not provided completely free of charge and was partially paid for by the United States, Great Britain and Poland. This is fraught with serious danger, since in October there was already a case when 1300 Starlink terminals went offline due to lack of funding.

Iyengar stressed that since then, the administration of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has been looking for alternatives in case Musk refuses to fund Starlink, and Washington is trying to develop a plan to facilitate the provision of such services in the future.