The Turkish company Baykar oversaw a public fundraiser for three drones run by the Serhii Prytula Foundation. Learning that in a few days businessmen and ordinary people collected the required amount, the manufacturer decided to give Ukrainians three Bayraktar TB2. This campaign was announced on Monday, June 27.
“Baykar will not accept payment for TB2 and will send 3 UAVs free of charge to the Ukrainian war front. We ask that that raised funds be remitted instead to the struggling people of Ukraine. We are touched by their solidarity and determination in the face of seemingly insurmountable challenges,” the statement said.
Serhii Prytula thanked Baykar for “appreciating the ability of Ukrainians to unite” and stressed that the funds raised will go to ensure the victory of Ukraine.
“The saved funds will be used to ensure our victory in close cooperation with the Armed Forces of Ukraine,” he wrote on his Twitter page.
Thank you for appreciating the ability of Ukrainians to unite! We are impressed with your decision!
The saved funds will be spent to ensure our victory in close cooperation with the Armed Forces of Ukraine!
Teşekkür ederim! https://t.co/ijW0dADMNu
— Serhiy Prytula (@serhiyprytula) June 27, 2022
We will remind, on June 22 Serhii Prytula’s fund announced the collection of $15 million (over ₴500 million UAH) for three Bayraktar TB2 strike drones. In three days Ukrainians raised ₴600 million, for which it was planned to purchase four Bayraktars.