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Lithuanians raise money to buy drones for Ukraine

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Former Ukrainian compatriots of the Ukrainians, the Lithuanians come with a useful and unexpected help for them, buying drones for Ukraine in a disastrous war with Russia.

Hundreds of Lithuanians unite to buy a type of advanced military drone for Ukraine in its war against Russia, in a show of solidarity with a compatriot country previously ruled by Moscow.

About € 3 million ($ 3.2 million) was raised in just three days – out of the € 5 million needed – mostly in small amounts, according to Laisves TV, a Lithuanian internet broadcaster that launched the call. according to Reuters.

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“Before the war began, neither of us thought we would buy weapons,” said Agne Belickaite, 32, who sent 100 euros as soon as the fundraiser was launched on Wednesday.

Lithuanians give drones for Ukraine, purchased by Vilnius Ministry of Defense, to slow down Russian advance

The drone has proved effective in recent years against Russian forces and their allies in the conflicts in Syria and Libya, and its acquisition is being orchestrated by the Lithuanian Ministry of Defense, which told Reuters it intends to sign a letter of intent to buy the military device. from Turkey next week.

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In recent years, Ukraine has bought more than 20 Bayraktar TB2 drones from the Turkish company Baykar and ordered another 16 on January 27. This batch was delivered in early March.

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