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Czech Volunteers Launch Fundraising Campaign to Purchase Black Hawk Helicopter for Ukraine


The Czech initiative “Darek pro Putina” (“Gift for Putin”) will raise funds for a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter for Ukraine. Representatives of the initiative said that the fundraising will begin on November 17.

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“It’s going to be great! The largest Czech fundraising platform “Gift for Putin”, through which people can donate money to purchase weapons and other equipment for Ukraine, has just announced that on Friday, November 17, it will publicly present a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter for the Ukrainian army. This helicopter is called “Čestmír” and a public collection of 100 million Czech crowns (approximately $4365000) will be announced for its purchase,” the volunteers said.

This Czech initiative has been raising funds for a long time. Volunteers have been using the funds raised to send various defense equipment to Ukraine. The most famous project was the purchase of 15 Victor anti-aircraft missile systems. As part of this initiative, Czech volunteers managed to raise CZK 90 million. These systems can effectively protect strategic and civilian targets from kamikaze drone attacks. The Victor anti-aircraft systems are assembled by the Czech company Excalibur Army.

UH-60 Black Hawk

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“Darek pro Putina” also raised funds for a tank and an RM-70 multiple launch rocket system. 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 the production of weapons for Ukraine.

The UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter was created by the American company Sikorsky. Without exaggeration, the Black Hawk is a helicopter of the 21st century, even though it is more than 50 years old. The development of this helicopter has resulted in a universal platform for all branches of the military.

UH-60 Black Hawk

As previously reported, in Ukraine, officers of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine use the American Black Hawk multi-purpose helicopter, which is significantly ahead of the Soviet Mi-8 and Mi-24 analogues in almost all technical characteristics.

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