Russia says it will send a puppy to replace the police dog which perished in last week’s terrorist operation in Paris.
The Interior Ministry in Moscow says it is meant as a sign of solidarity.
The puppy, a female, is called Dobrynya, after a popular folk hero in Russian culture.
Diesel the dog died in the raid on an apartment in the Paris suburb of St Denis where several militants were holed up.
There are calls for her to be awarded France’s highest national accolade, the Legion d’honneur, for her sacrifice.