Poland's Orlen delivers Starlink internet terminals to Ukraine

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Polish fuels company PKN Orlen has sent to Ukraine a batch of Starlink satellite dishes delivering the Internet from space, the company's CEO said.

"It was a difficult, but very important task. We managed to hand over a large batch of Starlinks to Ukraine at an express pace, which will enable it to contact the world," Daniel Obajtek, PKN Orlen's CEO wrote on Twitter on Saturday morning.

On Friday evening, Ukraine's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov thanked Poland for the Starlinks.

"A new shipment of Starlink stations! While Russia is blocking access to the Internet, Ukraine is opening more and more to the whole world. Ukraine stands for truth. The truth always wins. Thanks to @elonmusk, the Polish government and Orlen," Fedorov tweeted.

Earlier on Friday, Obajtek said that Starlinks bought by Orlen had reached their destination in Ukraine.

Built by SpaceX, a US company owned by Elon Musk, Starlink utilises dishes that pick up telecommunications signals from satellites positioned above the Earth. They operate in low orbits about 550 kilometres high.

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