Georgian platoon returned from EU’s Central Africa peace mission

  • Georgian soldiers spent six months on the military base Ukatex. Photo from the Defence Ministry press office., 16 Feb 2018 - 13:53, Tbilisi,Georgia

A Georgian platoon from the 21st battalion of the 2nd Infantry Brigade of the Georgian Armed Forces has returned to Georgia.

The platoon spent six months in Central Africa to participate in the EU Military training mission in the Central African Republic (EUTM RCA).

The Georgian soldiers were stationed in the capital Bangui in the Ukatex military base, and were tasked to protect the security of the area and carry out patrol and convoy missions.

Georgian military officials greeted the servicemen at the Alekseevka aerodrome in the outskirts of Tbilisi.

Georgia has participated in EU peace missions in Central Africa since 2014.

Georgian soldiers became involved in the current EUTM RCA mission on January 31, 2017.