the president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyawarded this Sunday the medal of honor to Patterna dog of the Jack Russell terrier breed, who has helped the State Emergency Service (SES) save hundreds of lives by detecting more than 200 explosive mines of the Army of Putin. The award was also addressed to its owner, Myhailo Ilieva commander of the Civil Protection Service.
The dog went viral on networks from the videos broadcast by the Ministry of the Interior. Zelensky he described him as “a wonderful sapper”, as military men who carry out excavations are known. Pattern It has become a symbol of Ukrainian patriotism, which is why the medal has been awarded to him, in recognition of his bravery and dedication.
The President presented the award together with the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeauat a press conference in Kyiv. During the ceremony, the dog barked and waggled its tail, drawing laughter from the audience as Trudeau seemed to search his pockets for canine treats..
“I want to reward those Ukrainian heroes who are already clearing our land of mines… Together with our heroes, a wonderful sapper, Patron, who helps not only to neutralize explosives, but also to teach children the necessary safety measures in areas where there is a threat of mines,” said Zelensky.