About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 10:29 - 26 Apr.'17
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Three Georgian Soldiers Wounded in Afghanistan
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 25 Jan.'13 / 01:19

Two Georgian soldiers in Afghanistan sustained "minor" injuries when they came under insurgents' fire during patrolling, the Georgian Ministry of Defense (MoD) said late on January 24.

Corporal Erekle Kharshiladze and junior sergeant Iago Kakulia are currently undergoing treatment in the U.S. army operated Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, according to MoD.

In a separate incident private Guram Chimakhidze was "seriously" wounded during patrolling when an anti-personnel mine exploded, according to MoD.

It said that private Chimakhidze was currently at Bastion hospital in the Helmand province and would be transferred to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany.

The announcement signals change in MoD's policy, which previously was not reporting about those incidents in Afghanistan in which Georgian solders were sustaining injuries. Recently the MoD has also made public total number of Georgian soldiers, 93, wounded in Afghanistan in 2010-2012.

Georgia has lost total of nineteen soldiers in Afghanistan, eight of them in 2012.

Georgia joined ISAF mission in November 2009 with deployment of about 170 soldiers in Kabul. In April, 2010 Georgia increased its contribution by sending a battalion to the Helmand province and in October, 2012 Georgia almost doubled its presence in Afghanistan to over 1,560 soldiers after sending one more battalion to the Helmand province.

Georgia, in cooperation with the U.S. plans a rehabilitation center where wounded soldiers will be cared for. Members of the U.S. European Command visited the proposed center on January 23.

"The U.S. government is working closely with the MoD to build amputee care capacity and will continue to show its commitment for caring for wounded warriors," the U.S. embassy in Tbilisi said on January 23. "Georgia's substantial contribution to the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan is invaluable.  We recognize Georgia's loss of soldiers in the line of duty in Afghanistan as a great sacrifice and we mourn these, as we also honor those Georgian soldiers who were wounded in action."

Latest News
26 Apr.'17 10:29
Georgia Ratifies Europe’s Energy Community Accession Agreement
The Parliament of Georgia ratified the agreement with 89 MPs voting unanimously in favor.
25 Apr.'17 17:59
Georgian MoD Adopts Strategic Defense Review for 2017-2020
Defense Ministry considers Russia the primary threat, seeks to strengthen defense capabilities.
25 Apr.'17 14:33
Sokhumi Begins Issuing Residence Permits to Ethnic Georgians
Abkhaz authorities introduce new document for non-citizens for the term of five years.
25 Apr.'17 12:17
Georgian, Estonian FMs Discuss Upcoming Brussels EaP Summit
Estonian Foreign Minister Sven Mikser was on his official visit to Tbilisi on April 24.
24 Apr.'17 14:36
Georgia, Iran Mull Railway Connection
PM Giorgi Kvirikashvili paid a two-day official visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran on April 22-23.
23 Apr.'17 19:56
Hungary’s Viktor Orban visits Georgia
Hungarian Prime Minister aims to boost economic ties between two countries.
23 Apr.'17 18:02
South Ossetia’s New Leader Inaugurated
Anatoly Bibilov, former head of the local legislature, was inaugurated at a football stadium in Tskhinvali.
23 Apr.'17 16:45
Georgian, Ukrainian Foreign Ministers Speak of ‘Common’ EU Integration Agenda
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin traveled to Tbilisi on his first official visit to Georgia.
22 Apr.'17 19:44
Trade Unions, Socialist Groups Call for Lifting Tax Increase Restrictions
25 organizations issued a letter addressed to the Constitutional Reform Commission.
22 Apr.'17 14:48
Georgia in CoE Annual Report on Democracy
The Council of Europe Secretary General’s fourth annual report was released on April 20.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2017, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
72