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Investment in Victory – FPV Drones for Da Vinci’s Wolves Battalion!

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June 21,2024 440
Investment in Victory – FPV Drones for Da Vinci’s Wolves Battalion!

In conjunction with Saint Javelin, the “Unite with Ukraine” initiative of the Ukrainian World Congress has successfully delivered an additional 215 First Person View Drones to the Da Vinci’s Wolves Battalion of the 59th Motorized Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Christian Borys, founder of Saint Javelin, and Andrew Potichnyj, Director of the UWC’s military support program, visited Da Vinci’s Wolves members at an undisclosed location to distribute a donation that included:

  • 160 x 7″ FPV Drones with day camera
  • 30 x 7″ FPV Drones with night vision camera
  • 15 x 7″ FPV Drones with thermal vision camera
  • 10 x 10″ FPV Drones with day vision camera
  • 400 x Shells
  • 4 x Ground communication stations
  • 130 x Various accessories and other equipment

Support the Ukrainian defenders

“We are very grateful for the support of Ukrainians living abroad, very grateful to the Diaspora, the Ukrainian World Congress who support us. This support is truly tangible.” Said Serhii Filimonov, battalion commander of Da Vinci’s Wolves. 

“Our primary focus at the UWC is to strengthen Ukraine’s battlefield capabilities using all the resources at our disposal. Drones and UAVs have become crucial assets in Ukraine’s arsenal. The future of warfare is unmanned and autonomous, and Ukraine is leading the way in this field. The more than 200 FPV drones delivered by the UWC team today come from a Ukrainian manufacturer that was selected not simply because they are Ukrainian and employ Ukrainian labor and engineers but because their product is of the highest quality,” stated Paul Grod, President of the Ukrainian World Congress.

The “Unite with Ukraine” team collaborated with drone pilots from the Wolves UAV attack unit to strategically select FPV drones from the Ukrainian manufacturer Verba in 7 and 10-inch frame sizes. These orders were customized to fit specific combat assignments, geographic locations, and to combat the Electronic Warfare capabilities of the aggressor. The order included drones, batteries, ground communication stations, antennas, and other necessary equipment and accessories.

“This is an investment in Ukraine’s independence,” said Andrew Potichnyj, Director of the Ukrainian World Congress’ “Unite with Ukraine” initiative. 

“You realize after talking to these guys that the need never stops. These guys are in an existential fight with very few resources.  The work never ends for them or us. Thank you to the Ukrainian World Congress for partnering with us on this project; we look forward to doing many more,” commented Christian Borys, Founder of Saint Javelin. 

The donation, valued at over USD $200,000 or approximately 8 million UAH, was funded by the “Santa’s Birds” joint fundraising campaign of the Ukrainian World Congress and Saint Javelin. The campaign received support from diaspora organizations such as the Lemko Foundation, the Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress—Toronto Branch, the Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organizations, and individual donors worldwide.

“Unite With Ukraine” is the global initiative of the Ukrainian World Congress focused on procuring and delivering essential tactical medical supplies, armored vehicles, drones, UAV complexes, and other vital equipment to support Ukraine’s defenders.

Since February 2022, the initiative has raised over $57.5 million from donors in over 70 countries to support Brigades of the Territorial Defense Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, Special Operations Forces, National Guard of Ukraine, the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, National Police of Ukraine, Brigades of the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, State Emergency Service of Ukraine, State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, Yavoriv International Training Center for Peacekeeping and Security, General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Saint Javelin is a social enterprise, established on February 16, 2022, by Christian Borys, a former Canadian journalist, amid the looming threat of a full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine. What began with a single sticker has grown into an internationally recognized clothing brand that has donated $2.3 million from its sales to Ukrainian charity organizations and the military. In addition, Saint Javelin has reached millions worldwide with our pro-Ukrainian memes, messaging, and campaigns. The company’s story and work have been featured in the BBC, Washington Post, New York Times, CNN, and other global media publications. 

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