Norwegians and Canadians raise funds to buy Turkish combat drones

The combat drones will be given to Ukraine to help fight Russia.

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, TORONTO — Norwegians and Canadians have launched a campaign crowdfunding or fundraising to help buy drone Bayraktar TB2 fighter made in Turkey. Drone The fight will be given to Ukraine to help fight Russia.


In a campaign published on the fundraising website Spleis, Norway aims to raise 55 million crowns or 5.5 million US dollars to be transferred to the Ukrainian embassy. According to a statement posted on the website, the purpose of this campaign is to show solidarity with the Ukrainian people against Russia.


“Give Bayraktar of Norway to the Ukrainian people (to) show solidarity with Ukraine’s fight against (Russian President Vladimir) Putin,” read a statement posted on the Spleis website. Middle East Monitors, Thursday (7/21/2022).


Meanwhile, Canadians are also waging a similar campaign. They aim to raise the same amount of $5.5 million. Funds are to be purchased drone Bayraktar TB2 and was donated in Kyiv ahead of Ukraine’s Independence Day on August 24.


Fundraising campaigns launched by Canadians and Norwegians have already been led by Lithuania and Poland. On the Spleis site, the Norwegians are targeting a fundraiser to achieve its goal in the coming days.


“Lithuania recovered one Bayraktar in three days, Poland three Bayraktar and Ukraine three Bayraktar in a few days. Of course, Norway should do at least the same,” a statement on the website read.


The Polish and Lithuanian campaigns have increased the number of their fundraising targets. But Turkish drone maker Baykar refused to pay and provided free drones to Ukraine. Turkey has requested that the amount of money raised be used to help the Ukrainian people.


In recent years, kyiv has purchased dozens of Bayraktar TB2 drones. Some were purchased before the Russian invasion at the end of February, and others after the Russian offensive. These drones have proven effective in Ukraine to attack Russia. Bayraktar drones have already been used in operations in Libya, Syria and Nagorno-Karabakh.

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