Ukraine will receive three UAVs «Bayraktar»
This was announced by a Turkish manufacturing company after the Ukrainians raised money to buy several drones
The Turkish company Baykar, which produces Bayraktar unmanned aerial vehicles, announced that it would donate three UAVs to Ukraine. The company made this decision after a campaign organized by Ukrainian TV presenter and volunteer Sergey Prytula and blogger Igor Lachenkov raised enough funds to buy several Bayraktar TB2s. Baykar tweeted about this.
“Baykar is aware that a fundraising campaign called “People's BAYRAKTAR” has successfully raised the amount to purchase several Bayraktar TB2 UAVs for Ukrainians to protect their homeland. .. Baykar will not accept payment for TB2 and will send the UAV to the Ukrainian front for free. Instead, we ask that the money raised be used to help the people of Ukraine fight. We are touched by this solidarity and determination in the face of seemingly insurmountable challenges,” the message says.
The Bayraktar UAV is very popular in Ukraine. With its help, the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroy Russian artillery systems and armored vehicles. It even became the subject of a hit song mocking Russian troops, with the refrain “Bayraktar, Bayraktar.”
Russia had previously complained to Turkey about the sale of Bayraktar TB2 drones to Ukraine, a senior Turkish official told Reuters, adding that the sale was not an official deal between Kyiv and Ankara.
Earlier this month, the Lithuanian Ministry of Defense announced that the Turkish Defense Industry Agency would donate TB2 to Lithuania for transfer to Ukraine after the Lithuanians raised almost 6 million euros for its purchase.