Prof. Snyder “became the second ambassador after actor Mark Hamill who will focus his efforts on fundraising for Defence and Demining,” according to the report. He will raise funds for an anti-drone system to counter the Iranian-made kamikaze drones constantly used by Russia to attack Ukraine’s critical infrastructure.
Previously, Timothy Snyder met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in person during his September visit to Kyiv.
“I’m supporting Ukraine because Ukraine must win this war. Ukrainian victory will open the region and the world to democracy and give us all hope. But for now, Ukraine is threatened. Much of Ukraine is under occupation. The aggressor, breaking all the laws of war, seeks to kill civilians and to deprive them of the basic means of existence such as food, water, and electricity. To protect Ukrainians, to protect Ukraine, and thereby to defend all these values, we must be able to stop these attacks,” Timothy Snyder said according to the Ukrainian President’s site.