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Official Statements 2012

Statement by Charge d’Affaires Bridget Brink on the Death of Three Georgian Servicemen (August 31)

The entire U.S. Embassy community joins the Georgian people today in remembering three brave Georgians: Corporal Vladimer Khvedelidze, Solomon Tsiklauri and Archil Chokheli. They gave their lives while performing their duties in the Lopota gorge area.  On behalf of the U.S. Embassy, I wish to extend our deepest sympathies to their families and friends, as well as to the many other Georgian servicemen who continue to risk their lives to ensure a more secure Georgia and a more peaceful world.