Fundraising Campaign for 500 Drones for Ukraine Launched in Lithuania

Wednesday, 19 July 2023

In Lithuania, the "Songs of Drones" campaign has been launched to raise 300,000 euros to purchase 500 kamikaze drones for Ukraine.

The organisation "Maži, bet stiprūs" ("Small but Strong"), led by its founder Raimundas Aleknavičius, is raising the funds.

As Delfi reports, Aleknavičius mentioned that the ongoing war in Ukraine involves both counter-offensives by Ukrainian forces and new attacks by Russia, and one of the most influential factors in this conflict are drones.

"The war in Ukraine will go down in military history as a war of drone technologies that are constantly evolving. Among the drones used in the conflict are the combat Bayraktar, commercial DJI, and various fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). However, the FPV (First Person View) kamikaze drones are gaining increasing importance in the warfare between Ukraine and Russia," Aleknavičius stated.

He pointed out that Russia recently purchased thousands of kamikaze drones, causing significant damage to the Ukrainian military. Aleknavičius even remarked that sometimes it seems like the occupiers have so many Chinese kamikaze drones that they use them like bullets.

The "Songs of Drones" campaign, launched on July 19, aims to show support for Ukraine and will continue until August 24, the Independence Day of Ukraine. "Maži, bet stiprūs" aims to raise 300,000 euros and use the funds to purchase 500 TORO FPV kamikaze drones, considered some of the best in their class, developed by Ukrainian and Lithuanian experts.

Earlier, Lithuanian journalist and activist Andrius Tapinas announced a new fundraiser to support Ukraine by purchasing and delivering SkyWiper Omni anti-drone systems for Ukraine's Independence Day [24 August].

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