28 October 2020,   13:27
Servicemember injured in Afghanistan mission in 2017, awarded presidential medal

Iveri Buadze, a Georgian servicemember injured in a blast while serving in the peacekeeping mission in Afghanistan in 2017, has been awarded the President’s Medal for Military Courage and promoted in recognition of his service.

Senior lieutenant Buadze, now promoted to captain, received the recognition from Minister of Defence Irakli Garibashvili.

Buadze, who is still undergoing medical rehabilitation following his severe injury in the Afghan mission, also heard assurances from the ministry and GDF heads of their support in the process of restoring his health.