Fundraiser launched in Ukraine for 10,000 kamikaze drones

Fundraiser launched in Ukraine for 10,000 kamikaze drones

That’s according to the UNITED24 press service, Ukrinform reports.

"This war is a technology fight. Starlinks, naval drones, situational awareness systems, unmanned aerial vehicles — all this has an impact on the battlefield. The importance of user-friendly and inexpensive kamikaze drones cannot be overstated. So we're excited to announce a fundraiser that underpins the importance of coming together for a cause. Operation Unity is a good example of a joint initiative of major fundraising actors for a common goal. We are sure that dozens of Ukrainian companies and hundreds of thousands of donors from all over the world will join us," said Mykhailo Fedorov, Deputy Prime Minister for Innovation, Development of Education, Science, and Technology of Ukraine, Minister for Digital Transformation of Ukraine.

As noted, FPV drones worth UAH178 million will be purchased abroad before being additionally equipped in Ukraine with combat parts worth a total of UAH57 million.

The Come Back Alive platform will deal with the purchase of kamikaze drones, as well as their transfer to the military units.

Operation Unity is our response to one of the most frequent requests that we see from our military today – attack drones. Together with the UNITED24 fundraising platform and monobank, not only will we purchase 10,000 FPV drones – all of them will have a warhead – thermobaric and cumulative fragmentation munitions. Such kamikaze drones proved effective on the battlefield, destroying dozens of enemy armored vehicles and burning out hundreds of invaders from their fortifications," said Taras Chmut, CEO Come Back Alive.

In addition, the organizers of the project will draw special prizes among those who will contribute to the purchase. Among prizes will be a battle flag raised in the recently liberated village of Pyatykhatky, Zaporizhzhia region, a meeting with UNITED24 ambassadors, and 100 platinum monobank cards, five of which have UAH100,000 in the account.

As reported, the UNITED24 project was founded on the initiative of President Volodymyr Zelensky in May 2022. Today, UNITED24 is the main platform for donations to support the country at war. The funds are deposited into the accounts of the National Bank of Ukraine and directed by relevant ministries to cover the nation’s key needs.

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