Ukrainian UNITED24 platform raises over $13.5M for Army of Drones in just 10 days
On July 1, President Zelenskyy’s global fundraising initiative, UNITED24, together with the General Staff of the Armed Forces and the Ministry of Digital Transformation, has announced the start of the Army of Drones campaign. It is a comprehensive program that involves the purchase, maintenance, and replacement of drones, as well as pilot training.
The Army of Drones will allow Ukrainian defenders to constantly monitor the 2,470 km long frontline and to field an effective response to enemy attacks using modern technology.
For the first five days, people worldwide have donated over $6.7 million and sent dozens of their drones to support the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
As of July 11, the collected amount has doubled and increased to $13.5 million, Mykhailo Fedorov, Minister of Digital Transformation, wrote. The funds raised will be used to acquire tactical UAVs for aerial reconnaissance.
How to support the Army of Drones initiative
- Supporters around the world can contribute in two ways: by either donating funds toward new drones or by ‘dronating’ their own hobby/commercial drones.
- Both contributions can be made via the landing page on the UNITED24 website.
- All donations via the UNITED24 website are transferred directly to the particular National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) account of the Ministry of Defence.