Ukraine has a dolphin army at the Crimean military dolphin centre, trained and ready for deployment. Or at least it did, but after the Russian annexation of Crimea in 2014, the dolphins were captured. He said that the dolphins died “patriotically”, refusing to follow orders or eat food provided by the “Russian invaders” and that the hunger strike led to their eventual death. Many Ukrainian soldiers took their oath and loyalty much less seriously than these dolphins.”Others have since denied the claims and blamed Ukraine for their poor treatment of the dolphins. Perhaps they thought they could persuade their existing pod of Ukrainian dolphins to switch sides.
Source: The Guardian May 17, 2018 05:00 UTC