Russia gave France a puppy to replace the police dog killed in Paris attacks raid

Russian police have handed over a puppy to the French ambassador in Moscow to replace a French police dog killed in a raid.
The gesture is a show of solidarity with France in the aftermath of the Paris terror attacks last month.

Diesel, the seven-year-old Belgian shepherd killed in a French police raid targeting the suspected mastermind of the Paris attacks in November, has been honoured all over the world.

Aww (Pavel Golovkin/AP)

On Monday, Russia’s Interior Ministry gave the German shepherd puppy named Dobrynya to French Ambassador Jean-Maurice Ripert.

The French Ambassador in Russia looks very happy with the gift (Pavel Golovkin/AP)

Ripert praised the gift as “a gesture that comes from the heart”, adding that “it shows the relations between Russia and France quite well”.

Thousands took to Twitter to pay tribute to Diesel when she died last month and using the hashtag #jesuisdiesal.


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