The Georgia Ministry of Defence has issued an update on the status of a soldier missing in Afghanistan since 19th December.
The SAR (Search and Rescue) operation is ongoing and the mission - involving Georgia and ISAF troops - is being led by Deputy Chief of Joint Staff of GAF, Brigadier-General Vakhtang Kapanadze.
The soldier was reported as missing on 19th December. Since then, a rigorous search mission has been in operation. Georgia currently has two battalions operating in Helmand province; 12/1 Infantry and 32/3 Infantry. 19 Georgian soldiers have died in Afghanistan since 2010.
Update: The body of Georgian Army Sergeant Giorgi Kikadze was found on 29th December 2012.