This Pressed: Russia Offers France New Puppy in Solidarity After Police Dog Killed in Raid – via NBC News (symbolic gestures to the bereaved …Much more important than a thousand words!)

Russia Offers France New Puppy in Solidarity After Police Dog Killed in Raidby The Associated PressRussia’s interior minister said he will send a German shepherd puppy to the French police to honor a police dog killed in action and express solidarity with France in the aftermath of the Paris attacks.France’s National Police said a 7-year-old Belgian shepherd named Diesel was “killed by terrorists” on Wednesday during a raid in Saint-Denis, north of Paris.Image: FRANCE-RUSSIA-ATTACKS-ANIMALS-POLICEThe puppy named Dobrynya in Moscow. RUSSIA’S INTERIOR MINISTRY via AFPGen. Vladimir Kolokoltsevs said in a statement late on Friday that along with his condolences over the deadly attacks he will send to his French counterpart a puppy so that it “could replace Diesel.””Assault dogs and explosive-sniffing dog: indispensable in RAID missions,” French police said in a post on Twitter after announcing Diesel’s death. Les chiens d’assaut et de recherche d’explosifs: indispensables dans les missions des opérateurs du #RAID pic.twitter.com/vb5lGjnwjO — Police Nationale (@PNationale) November 18, 2015Kolokoltsev said the puppy was named Dobrynya after a Russian fairy-tale knight who “symbolizes strength, goodness, valor and unconditional support.”

Source: Russia Offers France New Puppy in Solidarity After Police Dog Killed in Raid – NBC News

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