The fundraising campaign should last three weeks, but the required amount is collected within three days.
Lithuanian presenter Andrius Tapinas initiated a live broadcast of 5 million euros for the purchase of Bayraktar UAVs for the Ukrainian army. Within days, the journalist collected the required amount. He announced this on Saturday, May 28, on his social network page.
The #bayraktarasUkraina crowdfunding campaign was supposed to last three weeks, but ended after three days.
“In just 3.5 days, the people of Lithuania have raised 5 million euros to buy a Bayraktar drone for Ukraine as part of a crowdfunding initiative,” the statement said. message Lithuanian government.
“We will not stand and watch how long Europe does not want to help Ukraine. No, the Lithuanians will buy Bayraktar for Ukraine. The people of a country have never decided to buy a heavy anti -tank to defend other countries. Until now, “said the presenter, who announced the start of fundraising for the UAV.
His words were confirmed by the Ambassador of Ukraine to Lithuania Petr Beshta.
“This is the first time in history that ordinary people are raising money to buy something like Bayraktar. It has never been done, it is incredible,” Beshta said.
The journalist said that the transfers were received from children, nursing homes, companies and ordinary residents of Lithuania.
Recall that on the first day the journalist collected two million euros for Ukraine.
Earlier it was reported that Lithuania is preparing a new batch of military aid to Ukraine. The weapons shipment included M113 armored personnel carriers, mine-clearing trucks and off-road vehicles.
A video for the song Bayraktar was shot at the Armed Forces of Ukraine
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