Intelligence Agency: No one claims that Starlink is officially being sold to Russians
Starlink satellite communication systems are going on sale in Russia through third countries, work is underway to neutralize this threat, representative of the Main Intelligence Agency of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine Andriy Yusov said.
"Russia continues to work through the so-called 'parallel import,' but in fact – smuggling. Yes, through third countries, we will not name specific countries, this information needs clarification, but Starlink is freely available in Russia, on open online platforms," he said during the telethon on Monday.
Yusov said compared to last year, their use by Russians on the front line has now become "more systematic and streamlined."
"That is, the occupiers are betting on these devices. Of course, work is underway to neutralize this threat. We will not disclose all the threats now. No one claims that Starlink is officially being sold to the Russians. But today Russia is not only the number one terrorist country, but also the number one smuggler country, so this is a problem that they are working on today," the intelligence service said.
Earlier, the Main Intelligence Agency of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine confirmed the use of Starlink satellite communication systems by Russian troops at the front.
Later, U.S. billionaire Elon Musk denied says the Russian army was allegedly using Starlink terminals in the combat zone.