The body of Georgian Army Sergeant Giorgi Kikadze has been found in Afghanistan following an intensive search and rescue mission.
Sgt. Kikadze disappeared from a military base on 19th December 2012, sparking a joint-service search effort.
Defence Minister of Georgia Irakli Alasania said earlier: "Today it is the hardest day personally for me, for the Defence Ministry and the Georgian Armed Forces. Today the body of Sergeant Giorgi Kikadze has been discovered. He went missing on December 19 and since then the search and rescue operation had been going on. We express condolences to the family of deceased Georgian soldier."
Below is the news announcement in Georgian language.