Unite with Ukraine Partners with UNITED24 to deliver "Drone Army" to Ukraine
To make the Ukrainian military stronger and save thousands of Ukrainian lives, the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, the Ukrainian Ministry of Digital Transformation and the Ukrainian presidential fundraising platform UNITED24 have launched the Army of Drones project in cooperation with the Ukrainian World Congress.
In July 2022, the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) and the Ministry of Digital Transformation partnered to support UNITED24 with their fundraising efforts for the “Army of Drones” project.
It is a complex program that involves drone procurement, delivery, maintenance and replacement, as well as pilot training.
The aim of the project is to raise enough funds to purchase 200 professional unmanned drone systems for aerial reconnaissance. They are vital equipment that Ukraine’s defenders need in order to fend off the Russian invasion.
The Army of Drones will allow the defenders of Ukraine to monitor without interruptions, an enormous 2470 km stretch of frontline which will allow for the most effective response to enemy attacks.
You can help to build the Army of Drones through donations to UWC’s Unite With Ukraine website. UWC will then procure and deliver the specified drones directly to the Ministry of Defence.
Which Drones Will We Buy?
We will be buying drones for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd frontlines, coordinating procurement with the Ukrainian military. Our priority is to buy 200 tactical unmanned aerial reconnaissance vehicles. These ‘birds’ can fly up to 24 hours, up to 160 km, at an altitude of up to 5 km.
They are equipped with several thermographic cameras with GPS modules and mapping software. The key thing is that they are hard to spot, which means they are hard to knock down. These drones will help to monitor the frontline and identify the aggressor’s positions.
We also need simpler drones. We need thousands of them. They do not fly for as long and as far, but can also perform important reconnaissance functions.
Every drone saves lives and brings Ukraine's victory closer
UNITED24 is a fundraising platform launched by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy as the main venue for collecting charitable donations in support of Ukraine. Funds are transferred to the official accounts of the National Bank of Ukraine and allocated by assigned ministries to cover the most pressing needs.
About Ukrainian World Congress
Established in 1967, the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) is the global voice for the Ukrainian people worldwide. As an international NGO, we represent the interests of more than 20 million Ukrainians in the diaspora, unite Ukrainian communities and organizations in 60+ countries, and work to support a democratic, prosperous, European Ukraine.
The UWC is recognized by the United Nations Economic and Social Council as a non-governmental organization with special consultative status and has a participatory status as an international non-governmental organization with the Council of Europe.
The UWC is part of the global Ukrainian family. We are working with trusted partners on procurement and logistics for this initiative. Our many long-standing relationships with organizations in Ukraine put us in a unique position to quickly and efficiently provide the defenders of Ukraine with the help that they need.
The UWC is an organization that has volunteerism at its core. Our passion for our work drives our desire to maximize the impact of every donation made. We will update our donors on the impact of their donations as the Unite with Ukraine campaign progresses.
The UWC is also leading global coordination and logistics for the Ukrainian community, and other NGO support efforts.
For more information about the Ukrainian World Congress, please visit: www.ukrainianworldcongress.org