Moldovan president's dog bit Austrian leader. Video
Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen, who was on an official visit to Chisinau together with the President of Slovenia, was bitten by the dog of Moldovan President Maia Sandu.
The video was posted on Telegram. The animal, named Codrut, was frightened of many people.
"There are a lot of people there," said the dog's owner, Maia Sandu, calling the dog frightened.
The footage shows the delegation going down the stairs. Sandu then approaches her pet. The Austrian president wanted to pet the dog, but it bit his hand.
Sandu did not restrain the animal. It is worth noting that the dog was not aggressive.
At subsequent meetings with Parliament Speaker Ihor Grosu and Prime Minister Dorin Recean, Alexander Van der Bellen appeared with his arm bandaged.
As OBOZ.UA reported, earlier, a dog attacked its owner, took off part of her scalp, damaged her face and bit her eye in the village of Kindiika, Kherson region. The 63-year-old woman was trying to pick up a puppy born to a pair of Alabai and Caucasian shepherds. The puppy's mother immediately triggered the instinct to protect her offspring, and she attacked the pensioner.