The Georgian Legion was a volunteer militia established in Ukraine in 2014 by former Georgian soldiers and officers. The Legion was formed in response to the growing conflict between the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian separatist forces in the eastern part of the country.

The Legion was originally composed of a few hundred Georgian volunteers who had previously served in the Georgian military and other law enforcement organizations. The volunteers were encouraged by the Ukrainian government to join the Legion in order to provide assistance in the conflict.

The Georgian Legion quickly grew in size and became an important force in the conflict. They took part in several major battles, including the Battle of Donetsk Airport, and played a key role in the recapture of Debaltseve from the separatists. The Legion also provided security for the 2015 Minsk II Agreement and was instrumental in helping the Ukrainian government retake control of the contested city of Mariupol.

The Georgian Legion was officially disbanded in 2018 and the remaining volunteers were demobilized. The Legion’s legacy, however, still remains. Today, many of the former members of the Legion are using their experience to help train the new generation of Ukrainian soldiers and serve in the Ukrainian military. The Legion’s legacy also lives on in the form of memorials and monuments that have been erected in Ukraine in honor of their service and sacrifice.

About the author : Jael Wolfe

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