WILD footage shows Vladimir Putin's dog paratroopers jumping from planes 13,000ft in the air as the pooches are readied to be deployed to war zones.
From next year, Russian forces are to be equipped to send dog paratroopers into combat areas from the sky as tensions with Ukraine escalate.
Special man-dog parachute systems are due to start amid Western claims that Putin is poised to invade Ukraine from early 2022.
Footage highlights training by Russian national guards special forces using tandem parachutes enabling a paratrooper to land in hot zones with a dog of war and its handler.
The exercise involved jumps from a military Mi-8 helicopter at into a mock war zone at Bolshoye Gryzlovo airfield in the Moscow region.
"Supplies of the man-dog parachute system to the Russian defence ministry will begin in 2022,” Technodinamika, a company linked to Rostec state corporation specialising in the production of aircraft equipment, said.
Footage shows Putin’s dog paratroopers parachuting from planes as pups are readied for war zones amid Ukraine tensions
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