Mark Hamill is Hanging Up His Lightsaber for Drones For Ukraine

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Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker

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‘Star Wars’ actor, Mark Hamill has been assisting Ukraine against the attacks from Russia.

Mark revealed during an interview with Bloomberg Radio’s “Sound On” program, that he had helped send 500 drones to Ukraine.

“Very simply, Ukraine needs drones,” Hamill told Bloomberg. “They define war outcomes, they protect their land, their people, they monitor the border, they’re eyes in the sky.”

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Mark Hamill isn’t the only celebrity to help Ukraine fight. Many actors and actresses have donated to the UNITED24 program since its launch. The program has received more than $210 million dollars for their drones.

“They define war outcomes, they protect their land, their people, they monitor the border, they’re eyes in the sky,” Hamill said, adding that he was “honored” to support the mission, which would include raising funds to support Ukraine’s UNITED24 “Army of Drones” project.

Related: Mark Hamill Joins Forces With Ukraine to Fight “Evil Empire”

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced UNITED24’s launch and how Mark Hamill was one of its ambassadors.

In this photo provided by the Ukrainian Presidential Press Office, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addresses the nation on a live TV broadcast in Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022. President Zelenskyy has told the nation that Ukraine is "not afraid of anyone or anything." He spoke during a chaotic day in which Russia appeared to be moving closer to an invasion, with President Vladimir Putin recognizing separatist regions of eastern Ukraine and then ordering forces there.
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Most recently (October 21st), TSUM Kyiv became a partner with UNITED24. They are the main department store of the country. Working alongside UNITED24, they have created a collection of souvenir products (t-shirts, eco-shoppers, cups and candles, alongside postcards with reproductions of Ukrainian artists).

On their website it reads, “100% of the profit will be directed to preserving the collection of the Ivan Honchar Museum and to the UNITED24 fundraising platform for the restoration of Ukraine.”

“Thank you for the support and popularization of Ukrainian culture!”

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“In this long and unequal fight, Ukraine needs continuous additional support,” Hamill said. “That’s why I was honored President Zelenskyy asked me to become an ambassador for the Army of Drones. I know for certain that Ukrainians need drones to protect their land, their freedom and the values of the entire democratic world. Right now is the best time for everyone to come together and help Ukraine stand up in this war with the evil empire.”

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