Tesla will pay Ukrainian employees asked to defend their country for at least three months, U.S. broadcaster CNBC reported, citing an email from the automaker to its employees in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
After three months, the company will re-assess the impact of the Russia-Ukraine crisis to decide what more will be needed, the report said, adding that the email did not make it clear if the pay benefit would be extended to North America and elsewhere.
Tesla did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.
Separately, Ukraine's Vice premier Mykhailo Fedorov said the country has received the second shipment of Starlink satellite terminals, which can provide faster Internet services by connecting to a fleet of satellites in low orbit.
"Received the second shipment of Starlink stations! @elonmusk keeps his word!," Fedorov said in a tweet.
The CNBC report said Tesla's email praised its employees for helping Elon Musk's space venture SpaceX bring the Starlink satellite Internet service to Ukraine amid Moscow's invasion.