EU ready to finance Starlink in Ukraine – media

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EU ready to fund Starlink in Ukraine - media

European Union Foreign Ministers are considering options for providing Ukrainians with satellite Internet.

On October 17, the EU Foreign Ministers discussed the possibility of allocating funds to ensure the operation of the Starlink satellite communications system in Ukraine. This was stated by Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis in an interview with Politico.

The head of EU diplomacy, Josep Borrell, “raised this topic” at the meeting and “some countries supported him,” the Lithuanian official said.

< p> He believes that “it would be better to conclude an agreement between a coalition of countries that could purchase Starlink from Musk and provide it to Ukrainians.”

Sources of the publication note that the EU is also considering the possibility of applying for a satellite Internet to other companies. The European Union believes that it “could be cheaper and more reliable” than in the case of SpaceX.

Starlink is SpaceX's global satellite system for providing Internet access, founded by American billionaire Elon Mask.

As previously reported, SpaceX may stop funding the maintenance of the Starlink satellite communications system for Ukraine if the Pentagon does not bear these costs.

Later the head of the company, changed his mind. According to him, he will continue to finance the Starlink service in Ukraine for the time being.

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