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Russia Gives France New K-9 After French Police Dog Died in Paris Terror Raid

Russian police puppy Dobrynya will take the place of Diesel, who died in an anti-terrorism operation in France last month.

Russia is engaging in some friendly doggy diplomacy.

A German shepherd named Dobrynya was gifted to France from Russian police as a sign of solidarity following the Paris terror attacks last month that claimed 130 lives.

A Russian police officer holds a puppy named Dobrynya before presenting it to French police in the French Embassy in Moscow on Dec. 7, 2015.AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin

France lost its police dog Diesel, a 7-year-old Belgian Malinois, when he was killed helping French special forces raid an apartment in the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis on Nov. 18.

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Dobrynya is named after a knight in a Russian folk legend who symbolizes "strength, goodness, valor and unconditional support," Russian officials said.

In a special ceremony late Monday, France's newest pooch recruit was presented to the French embassy in Moscow.

"The puppy you are giving us today will replace Diesel and proves your friendship. They are waiting for this puppy in Paris," said Jean-Maurice Ripert, France’s ambassador to Moscow, according to POLITICO.