During the 7-hour raid of Saint Denis, a Paris suburb, two terrorists were killed and seven suspects were arrested. Included in those deaths was Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the alleged ringleader of the Paris attacks. Unfortunately, also lost in the siege was Diesel, a 7-year-old Belgian Shepherd. Diesel was a French police dog and lost his life when a suicide bomber blew themselves up.
Russia is sending the cutest reinforcement ever ever ever, and this lil guy’s name is Dobrynya.
— Сайт МВД России (@mvd_official) November 20, 2015
Russian Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev said the offering was a “sign of solidarity with the people and police of France.” He shared a picture of the puppy on Twitter and wrote a letter to France saying, “I ask you to accept from Russia’s police dog handlers this shepherd puppy, who will be able to take his place in the ranks of Diesel, your dog who died doing his duty.”
Dobrynya is named after a a Russian folk hero, Dobrynya Nikitich, known for his strength, love, courage and self-sacrifice – he was also Vladimir the Great’s maternal uncle and tutor.
Wait. Russia are the good guys now?