Lithuanian influencer Andrius Tapinas launched €5m crowdfunding to gift Bayraktar drone to Ukraine
Lithuanian journalist and influencer Andrius Tapinas has launched a crowdfunding campaign to buy a Bayraktar TB2 military drone for Ukraine.
“The defense ministries of Lithuania and Turkey gave the green light, the manufacturer said yes. And now one word is sounding in my head, Bayraktar,” Tapinas said in a Facebook post on May 25, 2022, inviting his followers to donate.
“The Ukrainian dagger in the night. The assassin of the Russian army. An unmanned tactical combat aircraft that carries laser-guided high-precision bombs and long-range air-to-ground anti-tank missiles. In Ukraine’s war, Bayraktars have already destroyed Russian command posts, tanks, and missile launchers,” Tapinas wrote.
Tagged #bayraktarasUkrainai, the campaign aims to raise 5 million euros in three weeks. Tapinas’ own media company, Laisvės TV, will contribute €62,000 left from earlier Ukraine support campaigns, he said.