Lithuania’s Defense Ministry gets green light from Turkey to buy Bayraktar drone for Ukraine

2 June, 04:58 PM
Bayraktar drone (Photo:REUTERS/Aziz Karimov)

Bayraktar drone (Photo:REUTERS/Aziz Karimov)

Turkey has agreed to allow Lithuania to buy a Bayraktar unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to send to Ukraine, Lithuanian Defense Minister Arvydas Anušauskas announced on Twitter on June 1.

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Lithuania raised nearly EUR 6 million ($6.4 million) for the purchase in just three days, the defense minister noted.

Earlier, Lithuanian TV presenter, founder of Laisvės TV and public figure Andrius Tapinas was reported to have raised over EUR 5 million ($5.3 million) in three days for the Bayraktar TB2 drone, that would be sent to the defenders of Ukraine.

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The fundraising campaign started on May 25, and in the evening of May 28, during a special broadcast, the journalist announced that he had already raised the required amount.

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