Georgia, Tbilisi, Oct.12 / Trend, N.Kirtskhalia /
Another Georgian serviceman was killed in Afghanistan while fulfilling a peacekeeping mission within the NATO ISAF operation. As the Georgian Defence Ministry reported, Corporal Mindiya Abashidze was killed while fulfilling a mission. Abashidze also served in the Afghan mission in 2010-2011.
Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili expressed condolences to the family of the deceased.
This is the 18th Georgian soldier killed while fulfilling a mission in Afghanistan.
It should be noted that the Georgian Dream Party which is coming into power in Georgia, intends to continue the mission in Afghanistan. According to Irakli Alasania, nominated for the post of Defence Minister, the Georgian military will remain in Afghanistan until the end of the ISAF mission.