Turkey Willing To Give Bayraktar TB2 Drone To Ukraine For Free, What's The Reason?

Turkey Willing To Give Bayraktar TB2 Drone To Ukraine For Free, What's The Reason?
Turkey Willing To Give Bayraktar TB2 Drone To Ukraine For Free

Ankara - Turkey as one of the NATO countries that does not necessarily follow the "way of playing" the West against Russia. Recep Tayyip Erdogan as President of Turkey vehemently rejects the idea of ​​US economic sanctions.

The reason behind Erdogan's refusal is because Turkey has good business relations with Russia. Turkey is one of the biggest consumers of Russian oil and gas, and in its role of helping Ukraine, Ankara has delivered many Bayraktar TB2 drones, which are believed to be war 'game changers'.

Ukraine has received six of these Turkish-made drones before the conflict with Russia, Kyiv is reported to have ordered the Bayraktar TB2 since 2019. There have been dozens of types of drones that have been received by the Ukrainian Air Force and Navy, and TB2 is one of them.

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Bayraktar TB2 drone services for Ukraine

The capability of this Turkish drone has proven to be effective against Russian resistance. "The Ukrainian army's TB2 drone strike has dealt serious damage to Russian defenses," said Arda Mevlütoğlu, Turkey's military and aerospace analyst. Even TB2 was also very instrumental in contributing to the sinking of one of Russia's most iconic warships, the Moskva.

Quoted from The Guardian, it is said that the Moskva ship sank in the Black Sea in mid-April. It is known that this large ship met fierce resistance from the Ukrainian coastal forces. Kyiv soldiers flooded Moscow with Neptune missiles, and Bayraktar drones came to outwit the ship's defense systems.

Three free Bayraktar TB2 drones for Ukraine

The drone maker Baykar announced that it will donate three Bayraktar TB2s to Ukraine. The reason? It was back on June 22, where the charitable foundation of the Ukrainian showman and volunteer Serhiy Prytula began to raise funds.

Quoted from Defense View, the funds were trusted to buy drones and will be sent to the Ukrainian Armed Forces, And in just three days, the funds collected amounted to 600 million hryvnia.

Seeing the persistence of Ukrainian citizens, Baykar decided to give away their drones for free. "In return, we ask that the funds that have been collected be used to help the Ukrainian people in their struggle. We are touched by the solidarity and determination of the people there in facing this very formidable challenge.

Prior to this incident, Baykar had also stated their intention to provide TB2 to Ukraine for free. This was prompted by Lithuanians who volunteered to raise money to help Ukraine.

The Lithuanian Minister of Defense noted that the ammunition needed for Bayraktar will be purchased with the money raised, the rest of the funds will also be used to support Ukraine. The initiator of the donation of this fund was started by a journalist named Andrius Tapinas, the funds raised of which amounted to 5 million Euros were carried out in three three years. day.

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