SpaceX billionaire Elon Musk says the company’s Starlink satellite broadband service is now “active” in Ukraine, where internet access has been disrupted due to Russia’s assault.
“Starlink service is now active in Ukraine. More terminals en route,” Musk wrote on Twitter on Saturday.
Tanks in Bucha, occupant says
Russian tanks are positioned in Bucha, a city 30km (18 miles) west of Kyiv, a neighborhood inhabitant told Al Jazeera by telephone.
The man, who wished to stay unidentified, said one of the tanks was standing just external his home. He guaranteed Russian servicemen shower the houses in the city with projectiles from their attack rifles, yet are “apprehensive” to enter the properties.
Another town, Makarov, 50km (31 miles) west of Kyiv, is “being assaulted” by Russian tanks, an occupant told Al Jazeera by telephone. Her family, including two young ladies, is stowing away in the cellar of her home, she said.
The lady likewise wished to stay unidentified.
UN refugee agency says more than 360,000 people have fled the country
At least 368,000 people have now fled Ukraine into Poland and other neighboring countries in the wake of Russia’s invasion, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) says.
The number has risen rapidly since Moscow launched its onslaught and is expected to continue to climb quickly.