Bishop pushes for rescue of East End kids in Georgia

? Rep. Tim Bishop is pushing for at least five East End kids to be extracted from the war-torn country of Georgia. Among those trapped in the country are George and Katie Dzhordzhadze, of Middle Island.

News 12 Staff

Aug 19, 2008, 2:34 PM

Updated 5,809 days ago

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? Rep. Tim Bishop is pushing for at least five East End kids to be extracted from the war-torn country of Georgia.
Among those trapped in the country are George and Katie Dzhordzhadze, of Middle Island. They were spending the summer in Georgia when Russian tanks and soldiers rolled in as part of a dispute over the South Ossettia region. The children?s father says he can?t sleep until he knows they?re safe.
?They were hearing these explosions and flying airplanes there,? says Vasily Dzhordzhadze. ?She [witnessed] that.?
About 30 children from the U.S. are estimated to be in the country.
Bishop wants the federal government to send more convoys to pick up the kids. However, some of the children would have to travel for hours in a war zone to meet the convoys in the country?s capital of Tblisi.


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