Georgian president offers condolences to killed soldier`s family
Georgian President has expressed sorrow at the death of the Georgian soldier in Afghanistan. Mikheil Saakashvili has offered his condolences to family, friends and companions-in-arms of the killed soldier.
Sergeant Valerian Khujadze had been serving in the 31st Battalion in the province of Helmand within the NATO-led ISAF operation.
Khujadze was patrolling when he exploded on an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) and died from the injuries. He had been serving in the Georgian Armed Forces since 2004. Sergeant Khujadze also participated in a peacekeeping mission in Iraq. In 2011 he was awarded with the "Medal for Participation in Peacekeeping Operations". The family of the deceased military servicemen will receive the package of social assistance in accordance with the Georgian legislation.
Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili attended a conference organized by the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute. The conference was dedicated to regional economic integration in South Caucasus and Central Asia.
Minister of Defence of Georgia Irakli Alasania visited IV Infantry Brigade in Vaziani today. The three soldiers, who were killed in a terror exlposion in Afghanistan on Monday, served in 42nd Battalion of this Brigade. The military held a moment of silence in respect of the memory of Georgian heroes.
National flag of Georgia was lowered at Georgia`s office of the Council of Europe on the day, when the nation mourns the death of three Georgian soldiers in Afghanistan. Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze attended the ceremony.
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Leader of the Democratic Movement - United Georgia, Nino Burjanadze is back to political activity. Burjanadze announced his decision to finish moratorium and return to active political life at the meeting with her party activists at the Ozurgeti Democratic Involvement Center today.
Government of Georgia proposes to declare May 16 a day of mourning to honor the three Georgian soldiers, who were killed in a terror attack on a military base in Afghanistan two days ago. The initiative has been sent to the president of Georgia today.
Leader of the political movement The Nationals, Sandro Bregadze asserts that the rally of the NGO Identoba, which is planned to be held on Rustaveli Avenue on May 17, is organized and supported by the United National Movement.