Mark Hamill calls for more drones for Ukraine to fight Russian invasion | Mark Hamill

Star Wars actor Mark Hamill has said Ukraine needs more drones to fend off the Russian invasion, comparing Moscow to the dark side of the force in the film series.

Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker in the films, was appointed by President Volodymyr Zelenskiy as an ambassador for the United24 project – which Ukraine has set up to solicit donations, including the donation of drones to the Ukrainian military.

He told Laura Kuenssberg of the BBC that he had discussed parallels to the cult films and the current war in Ukraine with Zelenskiy.

“[Zelenskiy] referred to the movies and it’s not hard to see why,” said Hamill, “I mean Star Wars was always a children’s fairy tale and fairy tales are morality tales of good versus evil, where good is clearly defined, evil is clearly defined, and it is not difficult to extrapolate an evil empire with Russia invading a sovereign nation.”

When asked if the platform would be used to deliver deadly technology, he replied: “Ukraine needs drones. They do have some drones, but not nearly as many as the Russians.”

Hamill also paid tribute to Zelenskiy, saying, “I was really fascinated by this man… because he was absolutely heroic. And the Ukrainian people were inspiring. He’s a great man.”

Hamill said participating in the project was “an opportunity to use” [the popularity of the films] forever, and I feel a great responsibility to try to do everything I can to advance the Ukrainian cause.”

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