Elon Musk’s announcement puts Ukraine’s military at risk

Elon Musk, long considered one of Kyiv’s most ardent defenders, has announced major restrictions on the use of Starlink satellites by the Ukrainian military.

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V.Sn Monday morning, Ukrainian soldiers searched for Russians outside the broken windows of a building amid the ruins of Chasiv Yar, on Ukraine’s eastern front. Bogdan Borodai, 25, a member of the 25th “Idar” battalion, manipulates a controller with buttons, his eyes darting across the screen. He sees his tiny drone filming in real time from the sky. “That, there,” he tapped the screen, “that’s a tank. Every few hours we find a bunch of Russian soldiers. »

The multi-thousand-euro drones from Chinese manufacturer DJI will travel up to fifteen kilometers and circle Bagmouth, the scene of heavy fighting, multiple times. The videos are relayed in real-time to Bogdan Borodai and his team on their command center screens, where a decision is made about a potential strike at identified positions.

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