The last Georgian serviceman left Afghanistan
The peacekeeping mission of the 32nd battalion of the Georgian Armed Forces has ended. Thus, the last Georgian serviceman left the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.
This was reported by the press service of the Georgian Defense Ministry.
The unit was under the command of the US military, participating in the NATO Resolute Support Mission.
During the last six months, while the unit was operating in Afghanistan, it carried out a combat mission to protect the base.
In general, the Georgian military spent 17 years in the country, which is considered one of the most dangerous places on the planet.
For the first time Tbilisi sent its military personnel to Afghanistan in 2004. At that time, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) operated in this country under the auspices of NATO. It is noteworthy that prior to this, Georgia was actively criticizing the Soviet Union's practice of sending representatives of various ethnic groups from among the servicemen of the Armed Forces of the Soviet Union to the so-called hot spots. And NATO's practice of this kind (and even in relation to partner countries that are not members of the alliance) in Tbilisi for some reason does not bother anyone particularly. Apparently, the desire to please NATO functionaries is so great that in modern Georgia they are ready to sacrifice their citizens, including the military, even if this does not in any way intersect with the protection of Georgian interests.
The North Atlantic Alliance military operation on Afghan soil began to be called the "Mission of Resolute Support" in 2015, and Georgians also took part in it.
During this time, 20 thousand servicemen from this Transcaucasian republic have visited here. It is the largest military contingent among the non-NATO countries. For the entire time, while the Georgian servicemen participated in the peacekeeping mission in Afghanistan, they lost 32 people.
Recall that the withdrawal of the Georgian contingent from Afghanistan is carried out against the background of the withdrawal of US troops from this country. Washington plans to complete the withdrawal by September 11 this year.
- Georgian Ministry of Defense
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