Three military-trained dolphins in Ukraine have escaped a naval training base.
The animals were being taught how to subdue enemy divers and detect sea mines, reports the Daily Express.
A formal Soviet naval officer stated his belief that the dolphins are no danger to anyone.
“Control over dolphins was quite common in the 1980s,” he said.
“If a male dolphin saw a female dolphin during the mating season, then he would immediately set off after her. But they came back in a week or so.”
The country’s defence ministry has refused to comment on reports regarding training dolphins for military use.