Georgian Soldier Killed in Afghanistan Mission

Vasil Kulijanashvili, a Georgian soldier on an international mission in Afghanistan, has been killed in the line of duty. He was part of the Resolute Support mission.

Georgia’s Defence Ministry offered its condolences to Kulijanashvili’s family. The government and president expressed their sorrow over the incident, calling Kulijanashvili a hero.

National flags at the administrative buildings of the Ministry of Defence are lowered in mourning for a fallen soldier.

During the operation, Sergeant Zaur Rostobaia was also wounded. The sergeant is reportedly receiving treatment at a major U.S military hospital in the Bagram base. He is said to be in a stable condition.

The government has announced that the family of Vasil Kulijanashvili will receive compensation from them.

Georgian forces are participating in the Afghanistan Mission as part of a global anti-terrorist campaign. Georgia has been the largest contributor among all of the non-NATO member states. 

23 September 2015 14:00