Thank you to everyone who contributed to the delivery of drones for the Czech soldiers fighting for the Ukrainian army. The drones are already prepared for delivery, follow the twitter account @vozimdrony
We are no longer collecting money for this campaign, but you can still donate to the embassy's main fundraising.
The goal is to buy drones in the Czech Republic and deliver them to troops in Donbas. Small commercial drones are more affordable for more people fighting in Ukraine, increasing the number of eyes in the air.
Small commercial drones get the job done via:
– searching for live forces, equipment and buildings
– observation and support for ground forces
– navigation for artillery
– accurate dropping of explosives on enemy forces
DJI Mavic 3 drone, price US$ 1,757 ex. VAT
Up to 28x hybrid zoom, 46 minutes in the air on a single charge, max. transmission distance up to 15 km.
Autel EVO II DUAL 640T drone, price US$ 6,759 ex. VAT
It contains a thermal camera and can stay in the air for up to 40 minutes.
DJI Matrice 30T, price US$ 11,154 ex. VAT
Larger drone, includes thermal camera, withstands stronger winds, laser range finder, can carry explosives.
DJI Phantom 4, price up to US$ 409 (market price)
Larger drone, can carry explosives.
DJI Mavic 2 Zoom, price up to US$ 818 (market price)
Smaller compact drone with hybrid zoom.
I was in Donbas for the first time in June 2022 with humanitarian aid and material for Czech soldiers who serve in the volunteer battalion Karpatská Sič.
My motivation is to help in the territory of Ukraine in the fight against the Russian army in order to reduce the number of attacks against civilians. I help by supporting the Czech soldiers fighting in the Donbas region and by importing the necessary material, which I am able to get together with other volunteers.
The better equipped and regularly supported our soldiers are, the better they will do their jobs, because they know we will not abandon them there, and that we will support them. The better technology they have at their disposal, the greater the tactical advantage they will have over the Russian occupiers.
I want to repeatedly deliver support to Czech volunteers as long as it is needed. Every month, more Czechs join the fighting in Donbas.
The journey to Donbas is not easy, because first you need to overcome the bureaucracy at the border with Ukraine, then you need to drive through the whole of Ukraine, and lastly you need to wait for a gap when the Russians are not shelling places and warehouses en route, and when Ukrainian troops have guarded and secured these routes against saboteurs.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke