Russian military dog ​​switches sides after Ukrainian soldiers save his life – World News

Max, the Russian special forces dog, switched sides after Vladimir Putin’s troops left him starving and in the line of fire – now he has a new role, sniffing out unexploded mines for Ukrainian soldiers

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Max is being trained to help Ukrainian troops

A special forces dog trained to fight for Russia has switched sides after Vladimir Putin’s troops left him in a terrible state.

Three-year-old Max was starved and found near death by Ukrainian soldiers, who nursed him back to health and taught him to understand their commands.

Belgian Malinois is now sniffing out unexploded mines alongside soldiers fighting for their country.

A member of the National Guard of Ukraine named Dmitry said Daily Star : “From now on, Max will serve on the right flank, defend Ukraine and nibble Russian asses.”

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He is intelligent and already loyal to his new soldiers



His comrade added: “Max has become a real favorite with the guards. We cannot understand why the Russians leave behind such a beautiful animal.

“Ukrainians love dogs, they consider them part of the family.”

Max was part of Kremlin troops who had captured a village in the Mykolayiv region near the Black Sea.

The pup was found wearing a camouflage collar that the Russians issued to their military dogs.

Max was rescued from the front lines after being abandoned



Max was left homeless but survived by eating rotting food he found at the front.

A British Special Forces soldier added: “Malinois are the same breed used by the SAS and the SBS. They are brave, highly intelligent, and athletic animals.

“They are enormously loyal, but Max was obviously convinced that the Ukrainians are now his new masters.

“I am very surprised that one of these animals was actually dumped by the Russians because they are a prized commodity.

Now he’s tracking down duds in Ukraine



“The bond between a dog and its handler is also very strong. It would be like leaving a family member behind.”

Max isn’t the only pooch working immeasurably hard to protect the Ukrainians.

Patron the Jack Russell was awarded a medal for bravery after detecting more than 200 landmines in Ukraine.

The little dog was officially recognized with a military honor by President Volodoymyr Zelenskyy earlier this month.

Patron was awarded a medal for his life-saving work


The announcement was made during a press conference in Kyiv with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Mr. Zelensky said: “Today I would like to honor those Ukrainian heroes who are already clearing our country of mines.

“And along with our heroes, a wonderful little pioneer – Patron – who helps not only to neutralize explosives, but also to teach our children the necessary safety rules in mine areas.”

President Zelenskyy called the bomb-sniffing dog a “hero”


The two-year-old puppy has become something of a national hero and a symbol of Ukraine’s resistance to Russia.

He was dubbed a “good boy” by the Emergency Medical Service of Ukraine (SES) for helping pyrotechnicians in the Chernihiv region clear the area of ​​”Russian gifts”.

And until he received his reward, Patron would do anything in exchange for cheese slices and stomach rubs.

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