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“Older men declare war.” But it is the young people who will have to fight and die. The wisdom that Herbert Hoover shared a century ago is more relevant than ever. On this, the ninetieth day of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, we take note of the atrocities that continue to be committed on a daily basis despite the fact that there is little to no progress being made in the peace talks. However, despite everything that has happened, there have been a few shining examples of bravery and optimism that have emerged, and I’m going to share one of those stories with you today.

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The dog was left behind after Russian troops withdrew from one of the villages, and it was found by Ukrainian forces. The dog’s previous owners were Russian soldiers. The little dog, whose name is Max, has taken a liking to the personnel and has joined them as a member of their squad. Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty of it!

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During the time that Ukrainian troops were freeing the village, Russian forces withdrew from it and left it, leaving behind a beautiful service dog.

Photo credit: 19 Миколаївський полк охорони громадського порядку НГУ

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During the continuing invasion of Ukraine, Russian soldiers abandoned a Belgian Malinois puppy that was three years old as they withdrew from one of the villages in the Mykolaiv region during its liberation. The village in question was located in the Mykolaiv region. The young dog is being trained by Ukrainian soldiers right now so that it can help with the fighting.

It was speculated that the soldiers found the dog near-famine on the battlefield, where it was surviving on rotting pieces of food. However, we were unable to locate any trustworthy sources or points of reference to support this account. On the other hand, the tale, as it has been passed down via people who have interacted with the dog, is rather a virtuous one.

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People think that the dogs and other animals ran away because they were scared of the constant military operations.

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The tale was posted on the official Facebook page of the National Guard of Ukraine, which stated: “From this point forward, the Mykolaiv National Guards have a trophy dog with the nickname ‘Max.'”

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“The shepherd was a member of the occupying force of the Rosgvardiya,” which was responsible for the conquest of one of the Mykolaiv region’s villages. During the process of liberating the land, they were pushed back by Ukrainian defenders, and a few service animals managed to escape the neighborhood. Max found a home with one of the families.

It was able to make its way to the hamlet, where a resident woman, after providing it with food and deciding to keep it in her home together with her own German Shepherd, chose to take it in.

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When he was a young puppy, Max came into contact with the family in question when he went into their village in search of some food. After receiving an offer of food from Valentyna Dowbush, the man just scaled the fence to enter her property and remained there. He hastened to get to the fence so he could gaze into the yard. After he had scaled the fence, run up to me, and followed me into the kitchen behind me, I brought him a pot with food and then carried it to him. “And that’s how he remained the entire time,” added Valentyna.

He made friends with the family’s own German Shepherd, called Seema, and lived with her for a little bit of time. When the news of a military dog living in the village began spreading, various people started offering Valentyna money for him. The woman said that the offers started with 15 thousand hryvnias (about 500 euros), but she rejected all of them. She decided to pass the dog on to the Ukrainian army, just in case he could be useful.

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After much consideration regarding what should be done with the dog, the woman eventually decided to donate him to the Ukrainian military in the hope that he might prove useful.

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The soldiers were happy to take the dog, and upon first meeting him, they gave him a cursory examination. Max was wearing a camouflaged collar that had been supplied to the Russian hounds. On the collar was the inscription “5.45 Defender,” which revealed the pup’s country of origin. Bucks was the name that was embroidered on the unique combat dog collar that he wore, but his new owner, the fighter and cynologist known only as “Riddick,” decided to call him Max instead.

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Riddick expressed his concern to Svidok that the dog would not be willing to accept a new owner so soon after the departure of the previous one. It was really strange for me to become acquainted with you. There was apprehension there due to the fact that I was not very familiar with the dog. The soldier stated, “Max came up to me right away, and we were able to communicate with each other very quickly after that.”

He mentioned that the dog had received training in looking for weapons, ammunition, and detention, and that it was now prepared for battle. The dog has only responded to commands given in Russian so far, but he is picking up Ukrainian quite quickly and should be able to do so soon.

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The cynologist discovered a collar typical of Russian hounds, which provided some insight into the dog’s background; yet, the canine in question appeared to be healthy. Max was the name he chose for the dog.

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Since then, the dog has formed a strong bond with his new owner, who goes by the moniker “Riddick.” Riddick wants to teach the dog Ukrainian commands that will help it find guns and ammunition.

Photo credit: 19 Миколаївський полк охорони громадського порядку НГУ

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His previous duties have been transferred to those of a minesweeper dog. According to Dmitry, a member of the Ukrainian National Guard, “We are really grateful to the family for electing to pass on the puppy to the Ukrainian military rather than sell it.”

“From this point forward, Max will be serving on the right side, defending Ukraine and picking the a***s of Russian soldiers.” His friend continued by saying, “Max has become quite popular among the guards.” We don’t understand why the Russians would leave such a beautiful animal behind.

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A soldier said that from this point forward, Max would be fighting on the “right side,” defending Ukraine and “nibbling Russian a***s.”

Photo credit: 19 Миколаївський полк охорони громадського порядку НГУ (not the actual photo)

Well, it’s possible that they didn’t have a choice in the matter, especially if the dogs ran away in fear. 

According to the research conducted by Tractive, a dog’s hearing ranges from 15 to 50,000 vibrations per second when it comes to sound.

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Due to the fact that people are only capable of picking up sounds with a frequency range of 20 to 20,000 vibrations per second, it is possible that the canines’ “fight or flight” mode was activated by the loud noises. Thank goodness, one of the puppies was able to get away and will now have a loving home to call their own.

Another dog, who goes by the name Patron, has been searching for explosives and other types of weaponry. As a reward for his work, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy gave the dog a medal. There is an article on the topic that has been published on Bored Panda; if you are interested in reading it, please click here.

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Even though this is the 90th day of the battle, the morale of the Ukrainian people remains unbroken with the optimism that they will prevail.

Photo credit: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (not the actual photo)

It would appear that the war will not end any time in the near future. Since President Zelenskyy has stated that Vladimir Putin is the only Russian official he is ready to meet with to discuss how to bring an end to the war, peace negotiations are still in the process of being arranged. In the meantime, a life sentence has been given to the first Russian soldier who was found guilty of war crimes against the Ukrainian people.

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Zelenskyy wants more European sanctions to be put in place against Russia. He wants a complete oil embargo, Russian banks to be cut off from the international financial system, the Russian IT sector to be completely cut off from the rest of the world, and trade with Russia to be banned.

This is only the very beginning of the problem. 6.5 million individuals have been officially recognized as refugees, and millions more have been forced to abandon their homes. In a Facebook post that was posted by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, a soldier who went by the name “Kipish” remembered the numerous battles that Russia has fought and said that despite the passage of centuries, Russia has not changed and continues to act as a “horde.”

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Since 2015, Kipish has been providing many troops with the mission of defending Ukraine from Russian invasion. He made the statement that “it can’t be that two people are fighting and there is no winner.” Ucraina will come out on top! Regarding us, that is every civilized nation. I really hope that the rest of the world realizes that it needs to take action right away and isolate Russia before it’s too late.

We hope that Max will soon be able to step down from his responsibilities and retire, and we send our warmest wishes to him and his new family.

Photo credit: 19 Миколаївський полк охорони громадського порядку НГУ

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We are continuing to keep an eye on the rapidly developing situation in Ukraine. You will find the resources you need to demonstrate your support for this cause here if you would like to do so. We hope that everything works out well for Max and his new family, and we look forward to hearing more updates from them in the near future.

Leave a comment below to let us know what you think of the story, and I hope that you all have a wonderful day!

The generous act has garnered a lot of praise from people. What sort of ideas did you have? Put them in the comments down below.

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