Ukraine announced on February 28 that it has successfully received donations of internet satellite terminals from Starlink, a satellite internet service operated by Elon Musk’s SpaceX. Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov requested these terminals and subsequently sent his regards to Musk, SpaceX’s chief executive, on Twitter after receiving the terminals. Fedorov requested the internet terminals from Musk as various parts of Ukraine are experiencing internet disruptions that interfere with vital communications in the country due to the ongoing Russian invasion.

The conversation of Elon donating Starlink terminals to Ukraine started a few days earlier over Twitter when Fedorov, being the Minister of Digital Transformation, had tweeted to a number of technology and internet companies about the need for more stable internet connections. Fedorov tagged the multibillionaire in a tweet specifically seeking donations for Starlink stations for his war-ravaged country, which had been the subject of continuous bombardments from Russia.

“@elonmusk, while you try to colonize Mars – Russia try to occupy Ukraine! While your rockets successfully land from space – Russian rockets attack Ukrainian civil people! We ask you to provide Ukraine with Starlink stations and to address sane Russians to stand,” said the Vice Prime Minister.

Just a few hours after, Elon had tweeted back to Fedorov stating that Starlink service had been activated in Ukraine and that more terminals were on their way. A few days after the initial tweet was sent, Fedorov tweeted that they had received the Starlink terminals, to which he thanked Musk. Elon replied with a very casual, “You are most welcome.”