Turkish defense firm and drone maker Baykar has donated three Bayraktar TB2 drones to the Ukrainian Armed Forces. A crowdfunding project was initially going to buy these crewless aerial vehicles (UAVs). However, in the spirit of camaraderie, they decided to give the three drones free.

Serhiy Prytula initiated the Ukrainian crowdfunding project. Hetitled “The People’s Bayraktar.” As a result, Hed and the Ukrainian people have raised $20 million in crowdfunded cash to avail drones from Baykar. However, the Turkish firm had other ideas.

As Prytula announced via Twitter that they had successfully raised the $20 million necessary to purchase four Bayraktar TB2s in less than three days, the Turkish firm announced on Twitter last June 28 that they were aware of the crowdfunding campaign for their UAVs. In the announcement, they stated that they will not be accepting any payment for the TB2s and will be sending the drones free of charge to the Ukrainian frontlines.