Crowdfunding for Ukraine: Lithuanians raise millions for combat drone

A journalist in Lithuania initiates a three-and-a-half-day fundraiser to buy weapons for Ukraine.

Crowdfunding for Ukraine: Lithuanians raise millions for combat drone

A journalist in Lithuania initiates a three-and-a-half-day fundraiser to buy weapons for Ukraine. Specifically, it's about a combat drone. Now the ministry is sending its deputy to Turkey for purchasing.

Citizens of the Baltic Republic of Lithuania donated more than five million euros to buy a combat drone for the Ukrainian armed forces. The money was raised at a public fundraiser that lasted just three and a half days and ended Saturday night. Lithuania has 2.8 million inhabitants.

"Probably for the first time in history, the citizens of one state can buy such a heavy weapon and donate it to another state," said Andrias Tapinus from the internet television station Laisves TV, who initiated the fundraising campaign. According to the initiators, the money should now be handed over to the Lithuanian Ministry of Defense, which should buy the drone and the associated ammunition.

It is highly probable that this is the Bayraktar drone. Ukraine already has several drones of the type. It can be used both for reconnaissance and in combat. In mid-April, the “Stern” spoke of a unit price of around two million dollars

Defense Minister Arvydas Anusauskas announced his deputy will travel to Turkey next week to sign a provisional order. However, he restricted that there would be "a lot of paperwork". However, the government is relying on a "benevolent" approach by all those involved.

The Ukrainian army has been using Turkish combat drones against the attackers since the Russian invasion on February 24. The government in Kyiv describes these drones as particularly powerful weapons in the fight against Russia

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