Minister of Defense Levan Izoria with the Chief of Staff General-Mayor Vladimer Chachibaia has paid tribute to soldiers who died in the battle of Shindisi during the Russia-Georgia war in 2008.
The battle of Shindisi took place on August 11, 2008 and is perceived as one of the most difficult episodes of the August war since 17 Georgian soldiers of the II Infantry Brigade of the Georgian Armed Forces died.
The Shindisi battle was an example of Georgians’ unprecedented devotion in the contemporary history of Georgia, Izoria said today, adding that in the name of those 17 soldiers who died in the Shindisi battle a memorial will be built in Shindisi, a village in the Gori municipality.
"Their heroism is the basis of our nation's future victories," he said.
In the name of those 17 soldiers who died in the Shindisi battle a memorial will be built in Shindisi, a village in the Gori municipality.
The families of the soldiers have been informed by the sculptor Nugzar Chavchavadze about the construction of a 17-figure portrait memorial and its design.
The building of the monument which has been financed by the government with 930,000 GEL in total will be finished next year.