France’s latest police dog, Dobrynia, frolics in the snow. Photo: Instagram/eialeksRussiahas announced it will give a puppy to French police after they lost a loyal service dog in terror raids in Parislast week.
Diesel, a 7-year-old Belgian Shepherd, was killed in a raid at Saint Denis and has been credited for saving the lives of police who waited to storm an apartment after she went in first.
Tributes were posted for Diesel from all over the world to honour hersacrifice.
The letter and a picture of the puppy were posted to Instagram. Photo: Supplied
The latest has come from Russia, who have offered a German Shepherd puppy to take Diesel’s place.
Called Dobrynia, the puppy is named after a popular warrior in Russian folklorewho is said to be“theembodiment of strength, goodness, valour and selfless assistance.”
In a letter sent to the French minister of the interiorBernard Cazeneuve and later posted to social media,Russian minister of internal affairsVladimir Kolokoltsev said he wanted to show Russia stands together with France.
“As confirmation of our solidarity with the French police in these troubled days, I ask you to take a gift of thisRussian-trainedShepherd service puppy, who will be able to take the place in the ranks of the service dog Diesel, killed on duty,” a translation of the letter says.
“I assure you of the readiness of further cooperation in the fight against crime and terrorism.”
At the moment, Dobrynia is acting like any puppy: squirming around, barking timidly and enjoying pats.
But we’re sure, with time, French police will have a formidable dog who lives up to its name.
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