The scheme by VLADIMIR PUTIN to seize major Ukrainian cities is being thwarted by vigorous military opposition, including bomb-sniffing dogs.
Since the start of the full-scale invasion, the Jack Russell terrier Patron has “helped dismantle approximately 90 explosive devices,” according to Ukraine’s Center for Strategic Communications and Information Security. “Patron’s narrative will be made into a film one day,” they continued, “but for now, he is diligently executing his professional obligations.”
In Chernihiv, Ukraine’s north, the two-year-old terrier assists State Emergency Service (SES) rescues.
The SES dubbed him “the mascot of Chernihiv.”
On Tuesday, they posted further photos of the dog to their Facebook page, referring to him as “our pyrotechnic dog Patron, who is loved by both adults and children.”
Patron has a large following in Ukraine, as seen by the thousands of drawings of the hero dog created by individuals all around the nation.
The SES remarked on its Facebook page after sharing the artwork: “We are thrilled that our courageous little Patron has inspired such a large number of talented painters.
“It inspires us to not give up no matter how difficult things become, to maintain the bar high and fight with renewed vigor, knowing how many people are still in need of assistance and how many people trust in us.
“Our Patron does not rest on his laurels and expresses his thanks to everybody.
“Great heroes don’t have to be great in order to be great.
“Believe in your power, our defenses, and our Victory as a result.”
As Ukraine fights back against the Russian invasion, this news arrives.
Russian military are allegedly resuming their operation to retake Ukraine’s east.
Earlier this week, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that Moscow has begun the long-awaited attack to retake the Donbas area.
“Now we can already claim that the Russian military have began the struggle for the Donbas, for which they have been preparing for a long time,” Putin stated in a video speech.
According to him, “a large portion of the whole Russian army is now focused on this attack.”
“No matter how many soldiers are driven there, we will protect ourselves,” Mr Zelensky continued.
“We’re going to fight.” “Nothing Ukrainian will be sacrificed.”
Meanwhile, Andriy Yermak, Mr Zelensky’s chief of staff, said, “The second phase of the conflict has begun.”
While accurate death toll estimates are difficult to come by, Ukraine has claimed that 18,900 Russian soldiers have perished since the war began, while Russia disputes these figures.
Since the battle began, Ukraine estimates that 3,000 of its own soldiers have been killed.
Mr. Zelensky is urging Western countries to impose a complete energy embargo on Russia and to provide Ukrainian soldiers with tanks and fighter planes.