Kyiv furious as allegations emerge Elon Musk thwarted drone strike on Russian Navy

Officials in Ukraine have reacted furiously to a refusal by billionaire Elon Musk to activate his Starlink communications network by claiming it thwarted a major attack on the Russian Navy.

A soon-to-be-released book alleges Elon Musk directed his Starlink satellite network to be turned off over Crimea to prevent the attack.

The tech billionaire has launched a self-defence explanation, claiming the satellite network was initially switched off and turing it on would have made him “explicitly complicit in a major act of war and conflict escalation”.