May the force be with you.
“Star Wars” star Mark Hamill has been named an ambassador for the fundraising platform UNITED24, where he will work in support of the Army of Drones project for the benefit of Ukraine.
His introduction as ambassador came during an online call Thursday with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who expressed gratitude for Hamill’s support since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
“Mark, you have become the first ambassador to help Ukraine raise funds to support its defenders,” Zelenskyy said. “For Ukrainians, this means a lot. As in ‘Star Wars’, good will triumph over evil and light will defeat darkness. With you in the team, there is no other way to avoid it.”
“In this long and uneven fight, Ukraine needs continued additional support. That is why I was honored that President Zelenskyy asked me to become an ambassador for the Army of Drones,” Hamill said in a statement.
“I know for a fact that Ukrainians need drones to protect their land, their freedom and the values of the whole democratic world,” he added. “Right now is the best time for everyone to come together and help Ukraine stand up in this war against the evil empire.”
Hamill too tweeted about it Thursday.
“It is an honor to be an ambassador of the Drone Army and to help President Zelenskyy and the people of Ukraine in any way possible,” he wrote.
The Army of Drones project is a program of the fundraising platform UNITED24, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Ministry of Digital Transformation and the State Special Communications Service, which provides for the regular procurement of drones, their rapid repair and replacement, and pilot training.