Volodymyr Zelensky introduced Ukraine’s well-known mine-sniffing canine Patron and his proprietor with a medal on Sunday to recognise their devoted service since Russia’s invasion.
The Jack Russell terrier has been credited with detecting greater than 200 explosives and stopping their detonation for the reason that begin of the conflict, rapidly turning into a canine image of Ukrainian patriotism.
Ukraine’s president made the award at a information convention in Kyiv with Justin Trudeau, the Canadian Prime Minister. Patron barked and wagged his tail, prompting laughter from the viewers. Mr Trudeau patted his pockets as if on the lookout for a canine deal with.
“Today, I want to award those Ukrainian heroes who are already clearing our land of mines. And together with our heroes, a wonderful little sapper – Patron – who helps not only to neutralise explosives, but also to teach our children the necessary safety rules in areas where there is a mine threat,” Mr Zelensky mentioned.