11 years have passed since the Battle of Shindisi. Minister of Defence of Georgia Levan Izoria paid tribute to the memory of the Georgian heroes fallen in the battle near the village of Shindisi during the August War in 2008. Defence Minister along with the Chief of Defence of the Georgian Armed Forces Lieutenant-General Vladimer Chachibaia and representatives of the Georgian Defence Forces laid wreath at the memorial and talked to the family members of the Georgian heroes.
Levan Izoria attended the memorial service at the St. George Church held by the Archbishop Andria of Gori and Ateni Eparchy.
Defence Ministry is supporting the construction of a new memorial that will be built to commemorate 17 military servicemen who heroically died on August 11 near the railway station in the village of Shindisi, during the August War in 2008.
17 Georgian military from the II Infantry Brigade of the Georgian Armed Forces who died in the battle against Russian military units - Alexander Oniani, Emzar Tsilosani, Vepkhvia Jishkariani, Zviad Katsadze, Teimuraz Berize, Ilia Gabunia, Ilia Sheklashvili, Irakli Janelidze, Kakha Koshadze, Levan Melkadze, Marlen Baramia, Mikheil Dvalishvili, Nikoloz Porchkhidze, Roman Zoidze, Ruslan Tsuladze, Feliks Kakauridze and Shmagi Kupatadze.