Czech Volunteers Rally to Donate Black Hawk to Ukraine
The Czech initiative ‘Darek pro Putina’ (A Gift for Putin) will raise funds for a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter for Ukraine.
The Initiative representatives stated that fundraising will begin on November 17.
“We would like to buy it and send it to Ukraine to help fight the Russians,” the volunteers said.
This Czech initiative has been raising funds for a long time. Due to raised money, volunteers donated various defense equipment to Ukraine.
The most famous project was the purchase of 15 Viktor anti-aircraft systems.
As part of this initiative, Czech volunteers managed to raise CZK 90 million.
These systems are capable of effectively protecting strategic and civilian targets from kamikaze drone attacks. Viktor anti-aircraft systems are assembled by the Czech company Excalibur Army.
‘Darek pro Putina’ also raised funds for a tank and an RM-70 rocket launcher.
The initiative managed to raise $2.3 million for the project.
It is worth noting that the funds raised usually remain in the Czech Republic and are transferred to Czech defense companies that are already involved in manufacturing weapons for Ukraine.
The UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter was created by the U.S. Sikorsky company. With no exaggeration, the Black Hawk is a helicopter of the 21st century, even though it is more than 50 years old. As a result of the development of this helicopter, a universal platform for all branches of the armed forces was born.
As previously reported, in Ukraine, the officers of the Defence Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine are using the U.S. Black Hawk multirole helicopter, which is significantly ahead of the Soviet analogs Mi-8 and Mi-24 in almost all specifications.
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