Espreso, its audience and Blue/Yellow NGO buy 10 drones for Ukrainian army
Five quadcopters for Ukrainian defenders were purchased thanks to Espreso viewers and readers. And these UAVs are already on the front lines in Donetsk region
This was reported by Espreso correspondent Artem Lagutenko.
"We thank all the people who contributed to our common cause. The cause of our victory of good over evil, all those who care about the fate of our nation and our state," the soldiers say.
According to MP Mykola Kniazhytskyi, Espreso regularly supports the Ukrainian army and Ukrainian soldiers.
"And now, together with you, we have raised funds for these beautiful drones that can operate both day and night, which will actually become the eyes of the scouts of the 10th Edelweiss Mountain Assault Brigade," he said.
The fundraiser was also supported by the Lithuanian Blue/Yellow Foundation. The partners doubled the amount of money raised
"We are a civil society. But in some ways, we are also at war. I believe that as a Lithuanian, a Swede (I have two passports), every person in Europe should understand that this is our war," says Jonas Oehman, head of the international volunteer organisation Blue/Yellow.
"It's getting harder and harder to buy copters," volunteers admit. But these birds remain perhaps the most important need in this war.
"We together with our Lithuanian partners are looking for these drones all over Europe like Sherlock Holmes. Looking for different ones. Not only Mavic 3s, but also Matrixes, all of them. Because, many Ukrainians, volunteers, also want to help the army buy them. And the manufacturer sells more directly from the factory to our enemy, unfortunately," says volunteer Oleh Abramichev.
According to Sarmat, a platoon commander with the 10th Mountain Assault Brigade, these UAVs are vital for reconnaissance.
"This is probably one of the most necessary and valuable resources in the war. Unfortunately, it is a consumable. They do not live on the battlefield as long as we would like. However, they allow us to solve a wide range of tasks. These are panoramas for artillery, they can detect assault groups," he says.
Now these drones will help Ukrainian soldiers on the front line to destroy the enemy and save lives of defenders.
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