Bodies of two Georgian volunteers killed in Ukraine transferred to Georgia

The volunteers were killed on March 18 in a clash near the city of Irpin close to the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv. Photo: Ilia Ratiani (RFE/RL), 24 Mar 2022 - 11:51, Tbilisi,Georgia

Bodies of two Georgian volunteers, Gia Beriashvili and Davit Ratiani, killed in combat action in Ukraine, have been transferred to Georgia earlier today. 

Family members and dozens of citizens gathered at the Tbilisi International Airport early in the morning to pay respect to the Georgian nationals who joined forces fighting against the Russian troops in Ukraine.  

Georgian President Salome Zourabichvili was also present to express her condolences to the families of the deceased volunteers.