29 February 2024,   03:30
Remains of 23 individuals, transferred from occupied Abkhazia, to be buried today

The remains of 23 individuals, including 21 soldiers and two civilians, who had been missing since the 1992 - 1993 armed conflict in Georgia’s occupied region of Abkhazia will be buried today. They were handed over to their families on Wednesday, December 6.

Tea Akhvlediani, the State Minister for Reconciliation and Civic Equality, expressed her condolences to the family members of the deceased.

The remains of more than 55 people missing since the conflict have been identified and returned to their families this year as part of the humanitarian Coordination Mechanism on Persons Unaccounted For in Connection with the Events of the 1992–1993 Armed Conflict and After. The Mechanism involves Abkhaz and Georgian participants and operates with the ICRC"s support since 2010.