The world’s richest man, Elon Musk, is capitalizing on the Russia-Ukraine crisis to further his business in the war-troubled country of Ukraine.
He also won the sympathies of Ukrainians by challenging Putin to physically fight with him directly.
Musk’s Technology is Changing the Fortune of Ukraine
Ukraine was facing a severe shortage of internet, amid Russia’s bombardment of the critical infrastructure of the country.
However, after grabbing the opportunity with both hands, Musk’s Starlink app has managed to bring internet to the people of Ukraine who were short of true information.
Musk sent the Starlink technology to Ukraine when the Vice Prime Minister of the country, Mykhailo Fedorov, asked for the same.
SpaceX Starlink app tops charts in Ukrainehttps://t.co/AWHcEsD9X2
— Fox News (@FoxNews) March 19, 2022
The fast response from the multi-billionaire businessman made the internet available in most of the country. No other communication systems of Ukraine comply with the latest technology available and most of it is backed by Russia.
The primary purpose of Starlink is to provide high-speed internet to those places where it is only a pipe dream. On Sunday, Starlink became the most downloadable app on the App Store and Google Play Store.
These downloads touched almost 21,000 on both of these platforms combined, as per the reports of the Business Insider. Most of these downloads were from Ukraine.
The news outlet also reported Starlkink’s app was installed almost 76,000 times in Ukraine this week, which was 280% higher than the last two-week periods of the same region.
As Ukrainians managed to get high-speed internet, despite Russia’s pursuit to shut down voices, the demand for Musk’s mission has increased drastically.
Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar requested the billionaire provide the same technology in Cuba to assist the people of yet another country in getting fast information.
Speaking to a Fox News Interview, Salazar stated sending this technology to different countries gives a much-needed message to people that they are not alone in their countries, amid the trying times.
Elon Musk Wants a One-on-One Fight with Putin
While Elon Musk was appreciated by many for his technological contributions to Ukraine, he also challenged the Russian president to one-on-one combat.
However, the Head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov was not a big fan of Elon Musk’s idea of fighting with Putin.
Kadyrov stated Musk should not measure his strength with that of Putin. Resultantly, Elon Musk changed his Twitter name to “Elona Muska” to mock the Chechen leader who advised him not to fight with Putin.
#ElonMusk changed his Twitter name to 'Elona Muska' after his challenge to fight Russian president #VladimirPutin@elonmusk
— Zee News English (@ZeeNewsEnglish) March 17, 2022
With the passage of time, the infrastructure of Ukraine is receiving conclusive hits from Russia.
This prompted the Ukrainian president to ask for comprehensive peace talks so the aggression could be controlled.
According to Zelenskyy, meaningful and honest negotiations are what Ukraine wants for the mutual security of the region.
As Putin’s forces face unexpected resistance outside the capital city of Kyiv, the Ukrainian president also noted if Russia does not agree to talks, its future generations would be buried under the losses made by Putin.