Patron, the anti-mine dog who saved thousands of lives by sniffing bombs: awarded by Zelensky

Patron was credited with detecting more than 200 explosives since the start of the war in Ukraine and saving thousands of lives.

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Apparently a small dog like many others without any distinctive mark but in reality Patron, example of Jack Russell terrier, became a national hero in Ukraine thanks to his tough and important work in finding mines and for this he deserved one hour medal for valor received directly from the hands of President Zelensky. Patron, which means Cartridge in Ukrainian, had already hit the headlines last March when he distinguished himself in the city of Chernihiv, north of Kiev, in finding explosive devices as a member of the detachment of bombers of the Ukrainian National Emergency Service.

Since then, he has continued his service by finding and reporting hundreds of mines and unexploded bombs to his fellow bombers to the point of deserving praise and a visit to the presidential palace in Kiev. The two-year-old dog in fact he showed up on Sunday in Kiev in front of Zelensky during an official ceremony in the presence of Canadian President Justin Trudeau. Patron showed up in his usual uniform, a small flak jacket with his name, the Ukrainian flag and the logo of the National Emergency Service, and wagging his tail stopped in front of Zelensky accompanied by his colleague and conductor Myhailo Iliev. Patron has been credited with detecting more than 200 explosives and preventing their detonation since the war began on February 24.

“Today I want to reward those Ukrainian heroes who are already ridding our land of mines. And together with our heroes, a wonderful little genius – Patron – who helps not only neutralize explosives, but also teach our children the safety rules necessary in areas where there is a threat of mines, “Zelenskiy said in a statement during the ceremony. the award also went to the entire choir that is distinguishing itself in removing bombs in Ukraine.

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