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Another Georgian Man Killed Fighting In Ukraine

  • RFE/RL's Georgian Service

TBILISI -- A Georgian man fighting on the Ukrainian side in the conflict in Ukraine has been killed in combat near the Donetsk airport, according to relatives.

Media reports in Georgia quote members of Tamaz Sukhiashvili's family as saying he was killed in a battle near the bitterly contested airport on January 17.

Sukhiashvili is the third Georgian national known to have been killed in the conflict between pro-Russian separatists and government forces.

Aleksandr Grigolashvili, who also fought on the Ukrainian side, was killed in the Luhansk region last month.

Shalva Bukhaidze, fighting on the side of pro-Russian separatists, was killed earlier in January.

Reports have said that there are many people from former Soviet republics fighting in the conflict, which has killed more than 4,700 people since April.