The Police Puppy That Russia Offered France After Diesel's Death Has Just Been Given To The French Ambassador

Andrea A.
8/12/2015

Yesterday, the police puppy which Russia offered France after Diesel's death in the Paris raids last month, was finally presentedto the French Ambassador in a ceremony held in Moscow.https://twitter.com/mvd_official/status/673864674102943744?ref_src=twsrc%5EtfwNamedDobrynya, the little 2-month-old female puppy was officially handed over byIgor Zoubov, theRussian Deputy Interior Minister, to the French Ambassador,Jean-Maurice Ripert. The ceremony took place in Moscow.

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Source : @Tass

The French Ambassador welcomed "this extraordinary gift" saying:

The puppy you are giving us today will replace Diesel and proves your friendship. Paris is waiting for him.

Last November, the Russian Interior Ministerposted a few words about the puppy's background on hisFacebook account:

This little dog is named after a Russian knight, Dobrynya, a symbol of strength, kindness, valor and selfless help. The puppy will be sent to France as a sign of solidarity with the French people and police fighting against terrorism.
epa05058492 A Russian police officer holds a German shepherd puppy dog named Dobrynya during a presentation ceremony at the French embassy in Moscow, Russia, 07 December 2015. France accepted the offer of a puppy from Russia instead a police dog named Diesel which was killed during Police operation during terror attacks in Paris 13-14 November. EPA/SERGEI ILNITSKY

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Dobrynya still has to wait a little longer before arriving in France. She has to see out the end of her quarantine period which laststhree months. We hope she has a safe journey and that she will go on to become a fantastic and loyal RAID dog just like her predecessor, Diesel!Watch a video of the ceremony in Moscow where the puppy was officially presented to France:

Source : @NouvelObs

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