Even the dolphins, Vladimir? Russia to take control of Ukraine’s military dolphins

Question of the Day

Should Congress make English the official language of the U.S.?

View results

Not the dolphins, too! Russian President Vladimir Putin succeeded in gaining a warm water port for himself when he invaded Crimea, and now he’s taken control of Ukraine’s military dolphins.

“The combat dolphin program in the Crimean city of Sevastopol will be preserved and redirected toward the interests of the Russian navy,” state-run Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported Thursday, according to CNN.

SEE ALSO: Russian paratroopers along Ukraine border conduct training to take over airfields

The highly intelligent mammals are used by military forces to identify security risks such as landmines.

The Ukraine Defense Ministry responded to CNN’s inquiries by saying that the nation does have a facility for military dolphins, but could not say more due to its classified nature.

© Copyright 2014 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

blog comments powered by Disqus
TWT Video Picks