Turkey readying combat drones for delivery to Ukraine

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 ALONA MAZURENKO - FRIDAY, 1 JULY 2022, 16:23

Vasyl Bodnar, Ukraine’s ambassador to Turkey, has reported that the preparation of three free Bayraktar Tb2, which will be sent to Ukraine as part of the "People's Bayraktar" initiative, is being completed.

Source: Bodnar on Twitter

Quote from Vasyl Bodnar: "Words and actions don’t differ - the preparation of three Bayraktar Tb2 aerial vehicles for free delivery to Ukraine as part of the "People's Bayraktar" programme is being completed."

Reminder: The Turkish company, Baykar, announced that it would send Ukraine three "Bayraktar TB2" UAVs free of charge. The Ukrainians had managed to raise 600 million hryvnias in a few days.

Background:

  • TV presenter and volunteer Serhiy Prytula and blogger Ihor Lachenkov opened a fundraiser for drones for the Armed Forces of Ukraine on 22 June. The goal was to collect 500 million hryvnias for 3 Bayraktars.

  • The Ukrainians achieved this in 3 days, collecting a total of 600 million hryvnias for 4 drones.