"Probably the first time citizens of one state can buy and gift such heavy weaponry to another state. 5 million euros are already in Bayraktar's account. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this grand purchase! Your every euro is a contribution to the end of the war and a helping hand to Ukraine," reported Laisves TV.
Most donations of crowdfunding were small, between €10-500.
5 million Eur. for Bayractar for @Ukraine. We did it in 3 days!— #Lithuania #StandWithUkraine (@Lithuania) May 28, 2022
Most donations of crowdfunding were small, between 10-500 €. #Lithuania #StandWithUkraine #Proud2beLithuanian pic.twitter.com/fq0P4QZTcl
The drone has proven effective in recent years against Russian forces and their allies in conflicts in Syria and Libya, and its purchase is being orchestrated by Lithuania's Ministry of Defence, which plans to sign a letter of intent to buy the craft from Turkey next week.