Statement by Ministry of Defense
The Ministry of Defence of Georgia expresses deep regret for the death of the Corporal Givi Pantsulaia (born in 1984) and extends condolences to the family of the deceased soldier.
Corporal Givi Pantsuala received injuries as a result of mortar shell explosion in Afghanistan, in January 2012. The US side immediately rendered medical assistance to Corporal Pantsulaia. He had been transferred to Germany, in the US military hospital. He had been in a comatose state with neurological disorder.
After March 3 Corporal Givi Pantsulaia was transferred to Gori Military Hospital in Georgia. For 6 months highly qualified doctors had not spared their efforts to save the life of Corporal Givi Pantsulaia. Despite their hard work the doctors could not keep his life.
The Ministry of Defence of Georgia once more extends deepest condolences to the family members of Corporal Pantsulaia and is ready to cover all costs related to his funeral.