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    The Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs decided to send a puppy to their French counterparts to replace Diesel the police dog that was killed during a police raid in Paris on Wednesday.

    Diesel, a 7-year-old Belgian Malinois, was a member of a French anti-terrorist police unit. The dog bravely died when the French Special Forces raided an apartment building in Saint-Denis.

    To support the French policemen, the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs decided to send them a little German Shepherd puppy, named Dobrynya [after one of the most popular folk heroes in Russian culture], Elena Alekseeva, the official representative of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs, said on Instagram.

    Although still a pup, Dobrynya would hopefully grow up to be an important member of the French anti-terrorist police unit.

    "The puppy will be transferred to France to show solidarity with the French people and their police in the fight against terrorism," Alekseeva said.

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    Фото опубликовано Елена Алексеева (@eialeks) Ноя 20 2015 в 7:49 PST

    Diesel was killed during the siege in Saint-Denis that targeted terrorists involved in the Paris attacks. The dog was sent upstairs to check out a potentially dangerous situation before police officers could move in for an attack. 

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