​Polish People Join the ‘Flash Mob’ of Gathering Money for Bayraktar Drones for Ukraine

Bayraktar TB2 unmanned combat aerial vehicle designed and manufactured by Turkish Baykar Makina (Baykar Defense) company / Open source photo
Bayraktar TB2 unmanned combat aerial vehicle designed and manufactured by Turkish Baykar Makina (Baykar Defense) company / Open source photo

The fundraising for Bayraktar TB2 combat drone initiative is spreading around the world

Poland has started raising money for the Bayraktar TB2 strike and reconnaissance drone for Ukraine, said journalist Slawomir Sierakowski, the fundraiser’s initiator.

The announcement post says after the Lithuanians collected 5 million euros for one of these drones, and then the Ukrainians collected 600 million UAH ($20 million), so the Poles should not stand aside.

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"It's time for us. Do you remember Bucha, Irpień, Mariupol? Let's take part in this fight. Let's buy a Polish Bayraktar," said the description on the page of the fundraiser aimed to collect 22.5 mln PLN equal to one $5-million drone.

Polish People Join the ‘Flash Mob’ of Gathering Money for Bayraktar Drones for Ukraine
"Let's go! Let's buy a Bayraktar for Ukraine!" the journalist says / Screenshot credit: Slawomir Sierakowski on Facebook

Such support from ordinary Polish people, who actively help Ukrainian refugees, goes hand in hand with the enormous assistance provided by official Warsaw, both in the humanitarian and military fields.

In particular, the transfer of hundreds of tanks is worth mentioning, as well as other armored vehicles, artillery systems, including the latest AHS Krab self-propelled howitzers, MANPADS and other weapons and ammunition, the total cost of which has far surpassed the $3 billion mark.

Polish-provided AHS Krab self-propelled howitzers are already fighting russians on the frontlines / Polish People Join the ‘Flash Mob’ of Gathering Money for Bayraktar Drones for Ukraine
Polish-provided AHS Krab self-propelled howitzers are already fighting russians on the frontlines / Illustrative photo credit: Maj. Remigiusz Kwiecinski

At the same time, the designer and manufacturer of Bayraktar TB2 drones – the Turkish company Baykar Makina – refused to take money for the products. The company sent them free of charge instead both times when the Lithuanians and the Ukrainians launched such fundraisers.

Baykar asked for the money collected by the campaigns to be remitted for other needs of Ukraine. But if such drone fundraising flash mobs continue to be launched in other countries, Baykar may at some point need to start charging for its work.

This is the note published by Baykar Makina after Ukrainians managed to fundraise the purchase of four Bayraktar drones for the Army / Polish People Join the ‘Flash Mob’ of Gathering Money for Bayraktar Drones for Ukraine
This is the note published by Baykar Makina after Ukrainians managed to fundraise the purchase of four Bayraktar drones for the Army / Image: Baykar Makina on Twitter

It should also be noted that Baykar Makina most likely postponed the fulfillment of all its other contracts for the sake of Ukraine. In particular, the Minister of Defense of Ukraine Oleksii Reznikov stated that the Turkish company has now allocated almost all the capacity of the plant to meet the needs of the Ukrainian army, which has already received about fifty drones since the start of the russian invasion on February 24.

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