Patron, a Jack Russell Terrier, helped clear mines and explosive equipment and taught children safety rules in a mine-affected area.
Zelenskyy handed out the award to Patron, a military engineer dog, at a news conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Patron helps teach children mine safety.
Patron has become a Ukrainian hero. A 2-year-old terrier named Patron was trained to recognize the smell of gunpowder and now helps Ukrainians cope with the war by sniffing out mines and missiles left by Russian forces.
When Patron isn’t sniffing out explosives, he’s out in the community doing charity work. He also enjoys classic canine pursuits like playing with his friends and snacking on his favorite treats.
Zelenskyy recognized Ukrainian heroes and a dog that helps teach children safety rules in areas with a mine threat. The dog’s owner was also recognized.
Patron continues to demine areas near #Chernihiv.
On April 30, together with Chernihiv pyrotechnicians from @SESU_UA, he destroyed 262 explosive devices.
— MFA of Ukraine 🇺🇦 (@MFA_Ukraine) May 2, 2022
Read more on this story at the following additional news sources:
- Patron, the bomb-sniffing dog, gets a medal from Zelenskyy NPR
- Ukrainian mine-sniffing dog gets a medal from Zelenskyy WFAA
- Bomb-sniffing Jack Russell Terrier awarded service medal by Ukraine’s Zelenskyy Fox News
- Ukrainian explosive-sniffing dog awarded medal by President Zelenskyy CBS News
- Ukraine’s mine-sniffing dog given medal after finding over 200 explosives The Guardian
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