Elon Musk sent out an ominous message as a response to threats made against him in the Russian media over his supplying Ukraine with his Starline equipment and internet capability.
“If I die under mysterious circumstances, it’s been nice knowin ya.”
Many of his followers were upset:
“No, you will not die. The world needs you to reform.”
“Why would you even play like that?”
“You’re making enemies all across the globe for doing the RIGHT THING! Keep it up & stay safe!”
Before that, Musk had fired off a series of tweets:
“The word ‘Nazi’ doesn’t mean what he seems to think it does,” Musk said and attached what appears to be a translation from a Russian media outlet.
“From the testimony of the captured commander of the 36th Marine Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Colonel Dmitry Kormyankov, it turns out that the internet terminals of Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite company were delivered to the militants of the Nazi Azov Battalion and the Ukrainian Marines in Mariupol by military helicopters,” Musk’s post reads.
“According to our information, the delivery of the Starlink equipment was carried out by the Pentagon.”
“Elon Musk, thus, is involved in supplying the fascist forces in Ukraine with military communication equipment. And for this, Elon, you will be held accountable like an adult – no matter how much you’ll play the fool,” it continued.
This comes after Elon Musk warned Ukrainians using the emergency satellite internet he gifted that there is a “high” chance Russia will try to spy on them.
The billionaire donated a truckload of dishes to the war-torn country, which has seen its communications battered by Russian forces.
But the Starlink owner has alerted Ukraine to “use with caution”.
“Important warning,” he tweeted.
“Starlink is the only non-Russian communications system still working in some parts of Ukraine, so probability of being targeted is high.”
Starlink uses thousands of satellites in space to beam internet back down to Earth, instead of traditional cables on the ground.
Mr Musk offered to help after receiving a desperate plea from Ukraine’s deputy prime minister.
Mykhailo Fedorov – who is also Ukraine’s Minister for Digital – said Starlink has been a key part in keeping emergency services connected and saving lives.