Impressed by an act of generosity by Lithuanians, a Turkish producer is donating a drone that may go to the war-torn nation of Ukraine, Lithuania’s protection minister stated Thursday.
Final week, Lithuanians raised €5.9 million in a number of days to purchase a drone for Ukraine. Lithuanian officers had travelled to Turkey to signal a contract with the producer to amass it.
However the Turkish producer was so impressed by the Lithuanian peoples’ efforts that it determined to donate a Bayraktar TB2 drone at no cost.
The Lithuanian authorities plans to ship the drone to Ukraine later this month.
Some €1.5 million of the cash raised by Lithuanians shall be spent on drone munition, whereas the remaining €4.4 million can be earmarked for humanitarian and different help to Ukraine.
Writing on Twitter, Lithuania’s Defence Minister Arvydas Anusauskas described the gesture as “unbelievable” and “superb.”
“For the cash gathered we’ll purchase the wanted ammunition for the Bayraktar and the remainder of the cash may also go for assist of Ukraine,” the minister wrote.
Ukraine has purchased greater than 20 Bayraktar TB2 armed drones from Turkish firm Baykar in recent times and ordered an extra 16 on 27 January. That batch was delivered in early March.
The Bayraktar TB2 carries light-weight, laser-guided bombs, they usually usually excel in low-tech conflicts, having been beforehand bought to greater than a dozen nations, together with Azerbaijan, Libya, Morocco and Ethiopia.
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