Turkish company Baykar will give Ukraine three Bayraktars free of charge

The Turkish company Baykar will give Ukraine three Bayraktars free of charge, for which 600 million hryvnias were previously collected as part of the People's Bayraktar project. This is stated in the Twitter account of the company.

Baykar attached the statement in three languages: Turkish, English and Ukrainian.

On June 22, Ukrainian TV presenter and volunteer Serhiy Prytula announced the launch of the People's Bayraktar project to raise funds for drones for the Ukrainian army. To implement the project, it was necessary to raise 500 million hryvnias or $15 million. Three days later, he said that he had already managed to collect 600 million hryvnia.

In early June, Lithuanian Defense Minister Arvydas Anusauskas announced that Turkey would transfer the Bayraktar TB2 strike drone to the Ukrainian army free of charge, for which money was raised in Lithuania. Lithuanians previously announced a fundraiser for the purchase of the Bayraktar TB2 attack UAV in order to transfer it to the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. To do this, it was necessary to raise 5 million euros. The necessary amount was collected in three days, mainly through small donations.

"Bayraktar" is the common name for the drones of the Turkish company Baykar Makina. The most famous of them is Bayraktar TB2, which is in service with Ukraine. It can stay in the air for up to 24 hours, rise to a height of up to 8.2 km and attack targets from a range of 8 km. In 2018, Ukraine signed an agreement with Turkey on the supply of drones, and during the Russian invasion, it became one of the symbols of the Ukrainian army.

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