Patron, the Ukrainian Hero, Awarded Medal

A small Jack Russell terrier named Patron is one of the many Ukrainians stepping up to defend the country. Since the above video was released, Patron had added to his accomplishments by detecting more than 200 hidden bombs and landmines in Ukraine. He's only two-and-a-half, but he's become a symbol if the fight among Ukrainians and sympathizers on social media. On Sunday, Patron and his handler Myhailo Iliev were honored at a ceremony at which president Volodimir Zelenskyy awarded them with a special medal for heroism. Zelenskyy said, "I want to award those Ukrainian heroes who are already clearing our land of mines. And together with our heroes - a wonderful little sapper Patron who helps not only to neutralize explosives, but also to teach our children the necessary safety rules in areas where there is a mine threat." Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also attended the medal ceremony in Kyiv.

Now that's a good dog!

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