Ukrainian volunteer Serhiy Prytula, the creator of the charity fund of the same name, announced on Thursday that the funds saved as part of the "People's Bayraktor" campaign (over UAH 600 million) were spent on the purchase of a space satellite for the Ukrainian army.
"Ukrainians, you are space! We bought a satellite. But it's not just one satellite. It gives us access to the database of satellite images from the satellite constellation of the Isai company. And we bought this access more than a year in advance," Prytula said in video message on Thursday.
According to him, thanks to this, the Ukrainian army will receive high-quality satellite images as quickly as possible, which will help in the operational planning of military operations.
"There will be a lot of cotton (explosions)," the volunteer emphasized.
He also thanked the Minister of Defense of Ukraine Oleksiy Reznikov, the head of the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense Kyryll Budanov (whose department was given access to the satellite), the founder of EOS DATA Analytics Max Polyakov, thanks to whom the volunteers were able to carry out the specified agreement "quickly, quietly and competently" and also to all those involved in fundraising within the framework of the "People's Bayraktar" campaign.
The "People's Bayraktar" campaign is a fundraiser initiated by Ukrainian volunteers on June 22, 2022, and is aimed at the purchase of 3 "Bayraktar TB2" UAVs. The amount necessary for this (about UAH 500 million) was collected in 3 days. By the evening of June 24, it had already reached UAH 600 million, which would be enough for the purchase of 4 "Bayraktar TB2", however, the Baykar UAV manufacturer company stated that it will not accept payment for UAVs and will transfer them to Ukraine free of charge.