Mark Hamill sent 500 drones to Ukraine

Mark Hamill helped send 500 drones to help Ukraine defend against the Russian military


The 71-year-old American actor confirmed his gifts to the embattled European nation by appearing on an episode of Bloomberg Radio's Sound On.

"Ukraine just needs drones," the Star Wars star said.

"Drones define the outcome of war, protect their land, their people, control the border, are the eyes in the sky."

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced last month that the actor best known for playing Luke Skywalker would join the country's UNITED24 "Drone Army" project as an ambassador.

"He is the first ambassador who helps raise funds to support our defenders, the drone army," Ukraine's president wrote on his official Instagram page last month, sharing the news. "It's a difficult but very important mission. Mark, we're sure you'll make it. Thank you for supporting the Ukrainian people in our struggle for freedom.

Hamill, for his part, said he was "honored" to support the mission, which would include fundraising to support the government-led project to acquire unmanned drones to aid in the war effort.

"I was very surprised because they update me at least two or three times a week on what's going on and told me they had received over 500 drones since I started," Hamill explained.

In addition to the former Star Wars star, the project has many other public figures and celebrities on its donor list, including singer Barbara Streisand, American rock band Imagine Dragons and actor Liev Schreiber.

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