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In Photos: The Animals of Ukraine

Among the millions of lives upended by Russia's invasion of Ukraine have been the country's animals, both domestic and wild.

But in many instances, they have provided companionship and emotional support to humanitarian workers and Ukraine's troops stationed near the frontlines.
And perhaps Ukraine's most famous animal, Patron the dog, has helped save countless lives by sniffing out land mines.

Here's a look at some of the animals living in Ukraine's war-torn regions: