KIEV, January 16./TASS/. Several dozens of Starlink satellite communication terminals and more than 80 drones were handed over to the Ukrainian military in Artyomovsk (Ukrainian name is Bakhmut), Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine Mikhail Fedorov said on Monday.
According to him, the military received 83 Mavic. Matrice and Autel drones. And also dozens of Starlink terminals were transferred, the minister wrote on his Telegram channel.
On December 20, 2022, Fedorov told Bloomberg that the American company SpaceX and its head Elon Musk would supply Ukraine with 10,000 Starlink satellite Internet terminals to be used in case of a large-scale power outage.
On January 15, Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Lieutenant-General Igor Konashenkov said that Russian assault units assisted by units of the airborne troops, continued to develop success in the direction of the northern outskirts of the city of Artyomovsk and the Sol railway station. Prior to that, he stressed that full control of Soledar makes it possible to cut off supply routes for Ukrainian troops in Artyomovsk, and then block and encircle the remaining Ukrainian units there into a cauldron.