Elon Musk, the tech entrepreneur, has been accused of “committing evil” by a senior Ukrainian official after a new biography detailed how he refused to give Ukraine permission to use his Starlink satellite network to stop a drone attack on Russian warships last year.
Mykhailo Podolyak, a presidential advisor for Ukraine, said that Mr. Musk’s influence resulted in civilian deaths in a message on X (previously Twitter). “This is the price of a cocktail of ignorance and big ego,” Mr. Podolyak wrote.
“By preventing Ukrainian drones from using Starlink interference to destroy a portion of the Russian fleet, @elonmusk permitted this fleet to fire Kalibr missiles into Ukrainian cities. Children and civilians are dying as a result, he tweeted.