A member of Wales’ national legislature has raised over $56,000 in donations for the purchase of specialized drones to be used by Ukrainian medics trying to locate and treat people injured amid the Russian invasion of the country.
Mick Antoniw, a second-generation Ukrainian representing Pontypridd in Wales’ Senadd launched his funding appeal hoping to raise $6,500 for the acquisition of the UAVs and wound up taking in over eight times that amount. In coordination with the Ukraine Embassy in London, Antoniw has handed that money over for the purchase of Parrot ANAFI drones that rescue and medical teams will use to locate people trapped or injured the Russian invasion.
“The drones will allow medics to identify the injured and fatalities in the rubble and chaos resulting from Russian attacks on civilian buildings,” Antoniw told GTM radio. “The request for the specialist drones has come directly from the Ukrainian Embassy in London.”