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Bomb-sniffing dog receives hero award from President Zelensky
He has now been formally recognized by President Volodymyr Zelensky with military honors after uncovering more than 200 explosives since the Ukraine invasion began
This pint sized hero was formally recognized by President Volodoymyr Zelensky with a military several days ago.
The announcement was made during a news conference in Kyiv with Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau.
Mr Zelensky said: “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 neutralize explosives, but also to teach our children the necessary safety rules in areas where there is a mine threat.”
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shook hands with Patron’s owner Myhailo Iliev
As Patron and his owner Myhailo Iliev were presented with their medals, the Canadian leader patted his pockets pretending to look for treats.
Pint-sized Patron couldn’t have been prouder to receive his award and responded with barks and a wagging tail.