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Owner says his dog was killed by Russian secret service because it looked like Putin

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Owner says his dog was killed by Russian secret service because it looked like Putin
67-year-old Igor Valensky is convinced that his 5-year-old dog was killed by Russian Secret Service because his pet looked like Russian president Vladimir Putin.
Igor is getting all the headlines in Ukraine after his pet was allegedly murdered by Russian secret service agents.
Recall that the dog in 2013 achieved international attention after pictures of the pet became popular on the internet and attracted much attention for looking like Russian President Vladimir Putin.
People still recently flocked from all over Europe to get a picture alongside the famous look-alike of President Putin, recounts the owner.
“I’ve had thousands of people come to my village and meet with my dog to take selfies. Many reporters from newspapers all over the world also visited us. Anatol was very fond of crowds, he liked the attention a lot” he remembers, visibly heartbroken.
“I have received many anonymous death threats since Anatol became popular in international media, but I never took them seriously,” he told local reporters.
Igor says he is convinced that Russian agents are behind the murder of his dog.
“They came at night, while I was sleeping. I heard barking in my backyard, which was unusual and that is when I heard Anatol make a noise like he had been badly hurt. I looked out the window, and in the middle of the night, all I could see were two men dressed in black suits embark in a black car,” he recalls.
“All I know is that they were not Ukrainian because I clearly heard one of the men tell the driver to ‘hit the gas’ and what I found unusual was that he was talking in Russian”, he explains.

The deceased dog was found with 6 bullet holes in his body, a fact that the owner finds utterly disturbing.

“Who would come out in the night and shoot my dog with a silencer?” he asks, visibly angered. “I heard no gun shot, nor did any of my neighbors, this was done in a professional hitman-like fashion,” he adds.

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