The DW article Ukraine is using Elon Musk's Starlink for drone strikes about the use of Starlink to provide internet in Ukraine is suggesting that it is playing a role in, e.g., the way president Zelenskyi is able to make live calls to so many nation's governments, parliaments or the UN among other things. It has also become a target for the Russian military. Would Ukraine be able to communicate globally without the use of Starlink? And I am not even mentioning its supposed role in drone strikes.

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    This question is a bit wishy-washy. When does a tool's role become "significant"? Can we focus on one of the less opinion-based claims? (e.g. Is it one of the most popular app downloads? Is Russia using jammers? Does Zelensky use it for speeches? etc.)
    – Oddthinking
    Apr 15 at 0:18
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    Surely the question title should say "in Ukranian defense" not "in Russian invasion"? The title suggests it is helping the Russians. Apr 15 at 8:31
  • What of it? Why is it notable? You might as well ask if any available technology can be exploited, for example "Does GPS (intended for civilian use) play a role?" There seems to be an argument fallacy at work here. Apr 15 at 11:09
  • @WeatherVane You are right, it is definitely meant "in Ukrainian defence", but it is what it is - a Russian invasion, which reportedly does not go as planned.
    – toddddos
    Apr 15 at 11:19
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    Way too early to tell. Once the war is over civilians may get the data and assess the effect. Currently most is tainted by war propaganda.
    – pinegulf
    Apr 16 at 19:02


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