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Tech giants may hold the key as to whether Putin or Zelenskiy win this war. That should concern us all

By Keir Giles

12 Sep 2023 · 3 min read

informed Summary

  1. Major tech companies such as Amazon, Google, Microsoft and SpaceX's Starlink have played crucial roles in Ukraine's resistance against the Russian invasion. They have provided vital capabilities to Ukraine's national survival, not out of obligation but by choice.

The revelations that Ukrainian naval operations were blocked by a lack of support from Elon Musk’s Starlink system cast light on to his complex relationship with Russia and Ukraine.

But it is an area that deserves more light still, for Starlink’s parent, SpaceX, is far from the only technology company playing a vital role in Ukraine’s resistance against the Russian invasion. Household names such as Amazon, Google, Microsoft and others have also been essential to the defence of Ukraine.

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