In Georgia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has officially confirmed the death of two Georgian volunteers who were killed in battles with the Russian army in Ukraine on Friday, March 18.
The two deceased volunteers are identified as Gia Beriashvili and Davit Ratiani, who succumbed to the injuries during the war. The Georgian Government will do everything they can to bring back the dead bodies of the deceased person, said foreign office.
The Georgian Embassy in Ukraine has already started relevant procedures to fulfil the basic formalities to bring back the dead bodies of the two Georgian citizens, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs also added.
Moreover, Gia Beriashvili and David Ratiani were slain in Ukraine during a conflict with the Russian army. Since Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine on February 24, the Georgian Legion has been fighting on the Ukrainian side.
Irakli Okruashvili, Georgia’s Minister of Defense, was the first to disclose the death of the Georgian volunteers.
Furthermore, Elene Khoshtaria, the Droa party’s leader, said that a rally in honour of the dead Georgian volunteers would be held in front of the Georgian parliament building on March 19 at 15:00.
“These individuals gave their lives for us, our freedom, and our peace. They sacrificed their lives in the name of freedom. The very least we can do today is pay tribute to their memories and care for their loved ones. I do not know, and I do not care what the Government does; we the people must take the initiative”, wrote Elene Khoshtaria.