Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky presented a Jack Russell terrier mix named Patron with a state award “For Dedicated Service,” recognizing the dog for his part in detecting over 150 explosives since the beginning of the war with Russia.
Patron arrived at the ceremony that took place at Kyiv’s presidential palace on Sunday, and was immediately escorted past the line and into the building.
Queue jumped earlier at the Presidential Palace by Ukraine’s most famous dog.
Patron made his name sniffing out bombs in Chernihiv, and was decorated by President Zelensky 🐕 pic.twitter.com/eyOHaLw0NW
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“The dog, whose name means ‘ammo’ in Ukrainian, helps sniff out Russian mines and explosives in the northeastern city of Chernihiv, Ukraine,” The New York Times tweeted along with video from