The accessories are made from parts of a shot down Su-34 Fullback front-line bomber jet and a Ka-52 Alligator helicopter. The organization’s website the helicopter key chains “are coming soon,” but the plane key chains are already being distributed.
“Many of my friends told me that ‘$1,000 – nobody will give you this for this piece of metal, it’s crazy,’” said entrepreneur Yuriy Vysoven who joined the group in 2022. “In the morning, I woke up and understood that on my phone there is already $20,000-30,000 collected, and we see this constant flow of messages from people asking questions and telling that they want to donate more, [and] they tell us it is an incredible idea.”
The non-profit spends donated money to purchase DJI Mavic 3 and Autel Evo 2 drones for Ukraine’s military, according to its website.
“In addition to drones, we buy sights, night vision instruments and a lot of other important stuff,” the NGO says.
Ukraine’s military says that Russian has lost 201 planes and 167 helicopters since Feb. 24 when Kremlin dictator Vladimir Putin a renewed invasion of the neighboring country.