Russian Space Chief Seemingly Threatens Elon Musk for Helping Ukraine

Russian space chief Dmitry Rogozin seems to have threatened SpaceX head Elon Musk, in a long tweet directed toward the U.S. billionaire and entrepreneur.

Rogozin threatened Musk on Twitter over the weekend, saying in a note that SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet was given to Ukrainian marines and “militants of the Nazi Azov battalion.”

In the tweet, translated from Russian by Musk, Rogozin wrote, “Elon Musk, thus, is involved in supplying the fascist forces in Ukraine with military communication equipment.” Rogozin continued, “And for this, Elon, you will be held accountable like an adult — no matter how much you’ll play the fool.”

After resharing the translated tweet, @ElonMusk tweeted, “If I die under mysterious circumstances, it’s been nice known ya,” setting off a firestorm for those not aware of his previous tweet related to the Russian space chief.

On Monday morning, Musk added, “there are no angels in war.”

The news comes after SpaceX delivered several thousand Starlink dishes to Ukrainians, which the company says currently has almost 150,000 daily active users across the country.

The Pentagon said it was impressed by SpaceX’s defenses in Ukraine against Russian signal jamming last month, with the company expressing cyber security as its top concern in the nation.

Rogozin also said that Russia could leave the International Space Station (ISS) program if the U.S. doesn’t roll back sanctions last month, though the country still hasn’t taken action as of yet on that claim.