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Ukraine's most popular dog, Patron the bomb sniffing dog, gets a medal


Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Meets With Zelensky In Kyiv

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The most famous dog in the Ukraine, Patron, has been honored by President Volodymyr Zelensky for his dedication. … Patron, a Jack Russell terrier mix, has become a national figure since the Russian invasion for his work with bomb disposal teams in the northern city of Chernihiv. He is credited with uncovering over 230 munitions as one of a team working for the State Emergency Service. Zelensky presented Patron and his owner with the state award “For Dedicated Service” at a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The Chernihiv demining team has used Canadian technology in its work.


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