Saakashvili offered to send more Georgian peacekeepers to Afghanistan
Georgian leader Mikhail Saakashvili addressed to the Georgian MPs with a proposal to send another battalion of the Georgian infantrymen to carry out peacekeeping operations in Afghanistan as members of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF). As reported by "Georgia News", relevant presidential initiative was registered today.
"Starting from August 6, 2009, an infantry company and a group of artillery instructors under the command of French troops, one infantry battalion under the command of the U.S. and two soldiers under the command of Turkish troops are in Afghanistan. I beg your permission to send one additional infantry battalion for implementation of the mission as member of the International Security Assistance Force, commanded by the United States", said in a document signed by Saakashvili.
It is worth mentioning that since the start of the peacekeeping mission in Afghanistan ten Georgian ten soldiers were killed.