The Turkish company Baykar refused to take money for the Bayraktar TB2 drone, assembled by the inhabitants of Lithuania, and will give it to Ukraine free of charge.
It is UNBELIEVABLE but 🇹🇷 just agreed to give the Bayraktar that 🇱🇹gathered money for, ❗️FOR FREE❗️. It is amazing! For the gathered money we will buy the needed ammunition for the Bayraktar and the rest of money will also go for support of 🇺🇦. Thank you Turkish! 🇹🇷🇱🇹🇺🇦
— Arvydas Anusauskas (@a_anusauskas) June 2, 2022
The people of Lithuania have honorably raised funds to buy a Bayraktar TB2 for Ukraine.
Upon learning this, Baykar will gift a Bayraktar TB2 to Lithuania free of charge and asks those funds go to Ukraine for humanitarian aid.
— BAYKAR (@BaykarTech) June 2, 2022
“> Baykar said:
“The people of Lithuania honorably raised funds for the purchase of Bayraktar TB2 for Ukraine. Baykar will donate Bayraktar TB2 to Lithuania and asks that the collected funds be used for humanitarian aid to Ukraine.”
The Minister of Defense of Lithuania noted that the money raised will be used to purchase the necessary ammunition for Bayraktar, the rest will also go to support Ukraine.
On May 26, Lithuania announced a fundraiser for the Bayraktar TB2 strike drone. It was planned to transfer it to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The initiator was the journalist Andrius Tapinas. For the purchase, it was necessary to raise 5 million euros, it took only three days. The journalist notes:
“Probably for the first time in history, citizens of one state can buy and donate such heavy weapons to another state.”
Bayraktar TB2 has been actively used by the Ukrainian army since the beginning of the war. It is used within a radius of 150 or 300 km, capable of carrying anti-tank missiles and aerial bombs.