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

Star Wars actor Mark Hamill said Ukraine needed more drones to repel the Russian invasion, likening Moscow to the dark side of the force in the film series.

Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker in the films, has been appointed by President Volodymyr Zelenskiy as an ambassador for the United24 project, which Ukraine has set up to raise funds, including donating drones to the Ukrainian army.

He told the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg that he had spoken to Zelensky about parallels to cult films and the current war in Ukraine.

“[Zelenskiy] I’ve referred to the films and it’s not hard to see why,” said Hamill, “I mean, Star Wars has always been a fairy tale for children, and fairy tales are moral tales of good and evil where good is clearly defined, Evil is well defined and it is not difficult to extrapolate an evil empire when Russia invades a sovereign nation.”

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

Hamill also paid tribute to Zelenskiy, saying: “I was really intrigued by this man … because he was absolutely heroic. And the Ukrainian people were inspirational. He’s an amazing man.”

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

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