Canadians, following the example of Lithuania, Poland and Norway, have started crowdfunding campaigns to buy the Turkish Bayraktar strike drone for Ukraine.
Source: UhelpUkraine organization
Canadians aim to raise C$7 million (around $5.5 million) to buy the drone for Ukraine before country’s Independence Day on August 24.
“With each donation, you will be one of the first to support our organizationʼs goal of raising 7 million Canadian dollars to purchase a drone from the largest Ukrainian diaspora in the world. The goal of this project is to hand over the drone to the Ukrainian military by Independence Day, August 24,” they say.
As of 4:00 p.m. on July 19, Canadians have already raised over CAD 12,000.
Earlier, Norway also announced a fundraising program to support Ukraine. Norwegians plan to raise 55 million kroner (about $5.5 million) and transfer it to the aid fund at the Ukrainian Embassy.
Uaposition memo: The UHelpUkraine organization was created in Canada after the start of a full-scale war in Ukraine. Volunteers collect donations in Canada and organize the transportation of various humanitarian aid through Poland to Ukraine.