May the force be with him.
“Star Wars” star Mark Hamill has been appointed ambassador of the fundraising platform UNITED24, where he will work for the Drone Army project to benefit Ukraine.
His introduction as ambassador came during an online call Thursday with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who thanked Hamill for his support since the Russian 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 overcome darkness. With you in the group, there is no other way.”
“In this long and uneven struggle, Ukraine needs constant additional support. That’s why I was honored to be asked by President Zelenskyy to be an ambassador for the Army of Drones,” Hamill said in a statement.
“I know for sure that Ukrainians need drones to protect their land, freedom and the values of the entire democratic world,” he added. “Now is the best time for everyone to come together and help Ukraine stand up in this war against the evil empire.”
Hamill too he tweeted about it on Thursday
“For being an ambassador for the Drone Army and supporting President Zelenskyy and the people of Ukraine in every possible way,” he wrote.
The Drone Army project is a program of the UNITED24 platform, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Ministry of Digital Transformation and the State Special Communications Service, which provides for regular procurement of drones, their repair and immediate replacement. pilot training