• Reading Levels 3 - 5
Geography | Politics

Why are Georgians fighting in Ukraine?

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - 2022/03/06: Demonstrators seen waving Ukrainian, Georgian and Kazakh flags during the demonstration. Thousands of people joined the demonstration in solidarity with Ukraine in the capital of Belgium. They demand the Russian to stop the invasion of Ukraine and the western nations to set up a no fly zone over Ukrainian airspaces. (Photo by Geovien So/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

2008. A year that shook the country of Georgia to its core. Many Georgians who fought to defend their homeland now fight in Ukraine to protect its sovereignty. In this video from Sky News, meet the soldiers who risk their lives to protect a country hundreds of miles away from their own.

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