A Russian lawmaker proposed coaching “giant” and “aggressive” stray canines for the battlefield in Ukraine, Newsweek reported citing a clip shared on a Russian Telegram channel from the nation’s parliamentary tv broadcast. Within the video, State Duma deputy Fedot Tumusov advised that homeless canines ought to be skilled for fight use, throughout a dialogue on attainable amendments to a legislation that provides areas in Russia the correct to euthanize stray canines.
The proposal comes as Kyiv’s navy claimed that its analysis confirmed that Russia has suffered greater than 200,000 troop deaths in Ukraine since February final 12 months.
“We’ve plenty of cynologists in our nation who can educate canines all kinds of various abilities. Cynologists would prepare giant and aggressive canines and ship them to the [war] zone. Allow them to assist pull out the wounded, take part in demining,” Fedot Tumusov- who has been sanctioned by the US and the UK-said.
Anton Gerashchenko, an adviser to Ukraine’s minister of inside affairs, shared the clip on Twitter, saying, “In case you have been questioning concerning the stage of madness in Russia.
This comes as Russia has stepped up air strikes in latest weeks as Ukraine prepares to launch a counteroffensive to attempt to take again occupied territory. Earlier on Thursday, Ukraine shot down 29 of 30 missiles launched by Russia in in a single day air strikes however one individual was killed in an assault on the southern metropolis of Odesa, the navy mentioned.