Volodymyr Zelensky awards dog a medal for its bomb-sniffing abilities

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A Ukrainian bomb-sniffing dog has been awarded a medal for his services to the country since Russia's invasion.

Patron, a Jack Russell terrier, was presented with the award by Volodymyr Zelensky at a ceremony in Kyiv on Sunday (8 May).

The pup has been credited with helping minesweepers find more than 200 devices.

Patron's owner, Myhailo Iliev, was also presented with a medal.

During the ceremony, Mr Zelensky also noted that the dog is helping to teach children the necessary safety rules in areas where mines are a threat.

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