For several months, the war in Ukraine has escalated and thousands of people have stepped forward to defend their country.
Obviously the animals were also very supportive throughout this process, many of them working alongside Ukrainian soldiers to save the lives of many civilians and boost the morale of their fellow human beings.
In all that happens daily among the Ukrainian troops, a new recruit and perhaps the most unexpected of all has managed to catch the attention of thousands of people around the world, a former pet dog of Russian soldiers who has “switched sides” after being rescued by Ukrainian troops.
This is Max, a 3-year-old Belgian Malinois, who was originally part of the Russian troops. The dog was found on the brink of death, starving and completely alone in an area that has seen some of the worst fighting since the start of the war.
War dog abandoned by Russian troops switches sides
War dog abandoned by Russians switches sides when rescued by Ukrainian troops
The dog was cared for by Ukrainian troops until he regained his health and has since been trained to understand Ukrainian and is now a specialist in sniffing out booby traps and unexploded mines.
A member of the National Guard of Ukraine, named Dmitry, told the Daily Star:
“From now on, Max will serve on the right side, defending Ukraine and munching on Russian ass. »
War dog abandoned by Russians is rescued by Ukrainian troops
The truth is that the troops were surprised to see the dog left to his fate; not only was this something inhumane, but they also consider war dogs to be valuable, that they are already fully trained and that they generally manage a strong bond with their companions.
The soldier added:
“Max has become a real favorite among the guards. We don’t understand why the Russians would leave behind such an adorable animal. Ukrainians love dogs, they consider them part of the family. »
War dog abandoned by the Russians
Max was apparently part of the Kremlin troops who had captured a village in the Mykolaiv region near the Black Sea.
The dog was apparently abandoned when Mad Vlad’s forces retreated and survived during this time by eating rotten food.
Abandoned war dog rescued by Ukrainian troops
Max’s story is certainly surprising, and the Ukrainian troops seem happy that the dog made the right decision by joining the team, and they are proud to welcome this adorable new recruit.