Drone to be Sent to Ukraine Shortly
On July 4, Lithuanian Defence Minister Arvydas Anušauskas announced that a Bayraktar combat drone “Vanagas” (Hawk) has been delivered to Lithuania with all necessary ammunition, to be handed over to Ukraine. A presentation will be held at the Šiauliai Air Base on July 6 before it is sent to Ukraine.
At the end of May, Lithuanians raised over 5 million euros in three days to buy a Bayraktar military drone for Ukraine. Inspired by the initiative, the Turkish manufacturer gifted the drone to Lithuania to be handed over to Ukraine.
The Defence Ministry used about 1.5 million euros donated by Lithuanians to equip the Bayraktar drone with missiles. The Internet broadcaster Laisvės TV, the fundraiser, has decided to use the remaining sum for other forms of assistance to Ukraine.