‘Often children get blown up on mines set by their fathers’ – Afghanistan mission exhibition
13 September, 2013
Batumi Cultural Studies Museum hosted an exposition of photographs on the Georgian participation in the ISAF mission in Afghanistan on September 13. Event organizer and veteran service member Zaira Mikatadze said she had decided on the exhibition after the publication of controversial article on Georgian ISAF forces in New York Times.
The event featured photographs and memories by Georgian service members during the mission, as well as excerpts from their letters.
“Often children get blown up on mines set by their
fathers. We take them to our bases for medical treatment”, memoirs by 23rd Battalion soldier Beso Gogia read.
The event was attended by service members recently back from Afghanstan as well as Batumi Mayor, Adjara Education Minister and Supreme Council Chairman. The soldiers were later received at the Supreme Council.

By Nino Khozrevanidze

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