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After 10 Years and 30 Deaths, Georgians Question Their NATO Ambitions

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Georgia has paid a high price for its ambition to join NATO.
 
On June 16, the South Caucasus country will bury the 30th soldier killed in support of the Euro-Atlantic alliance's missions in Afghanistan. Corporal Ramaz Davitaia died on June 8 of grievous wounds suffered in Helmand Province in June 2012.
 
"He fought on the battlefield heroically and continued to fight after he was wounded to remain among the ranks of committed warriors of Georgia," President Giorgi Margvelashvili said in a condolence message. "At this difficult time, I express my sympathy to his family, as well as to all the military service personnel and citizens of Georgia."

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After 10 Years and 30 Deaths, Georgians Question Their NATO Ambitions

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