Mark Hamill is the latest celebrity to sign on as an ambassador for United24, the Ukrainian government’s official fundraising organisation as it carries on its conflict with Russia.
Hamill, who is best known for playing Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars film series, recently had a conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Zelenskyy has been enlisting celebrities to spread awareness of the Russian invasion, which started more than seven months ago.
The actor joins a list of celebrities who are supporting the cause, including Barbra Streisand, Liev Schreiber, Imagine Dragons, tennis player Elina Svitolina, soccer player Andriy Shevchenko, and creative director Demna of Balenciaga.
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According to organisers, Hamill decided to take part in United24’s “Army of Drones” initiative, which aims to generate money for the purchase, upkeep, and instruction of drones. The organisation claims that Ukraine has now received 986 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for a total of $51.8 million
Drones are necessary for Ukrainians to defend their country, their independence, and the principles upheld by the whole democratic world, according to Hamill.
The ideal moment to unite and support Ukraine in its struggle against the wicked empire is now, according to everyone.
Most recently, Zelenskyy recruited Streisand to promote Friends of Ukraine, a United24 initiative that generates funds for medics to buy supplies for the front lines of battle.
In its first four months of operation, United24, founded by Zelenskyy, raised more than $180 million from 110 different nations.