• South Ossetia transfers its schools to Russian language

    Beginning from the new academic year, Georgian schools in South Ossetia, the territory that declared independence from Georgia in 1991, are shifting to the Russian educational program and will teach courses using the Russian language. The Georgian language will be taught to schoolchildren only as a particular subject, BBC News reports.

    The affected Georgian schools, most of which are located in the Akhalgori district, were formerly controlled by Tbilisi before the 2008 war.

    The authorities of …

  • US to sell to Romania HIMARS multiple rocket launcher systems for $1.25 billion

    The United States intends to supply High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) to Romania for a total of $1.25 billion, the US Department of Defense announced on Friday.

    According to the US military, the new contract with Romania will "strengthen the foreign policy and national security of the United States," because it will help "strengthen the security of NATO allies, which was and still remains a factor for the political stability and economic progress in Europe." This deal "will …

  • Poland urges EU to review migration policy after attacks in Spain

    Commenting on the terrorist attack in Barcelona, Polish Deputy Minister of National Defense Michał Dworczyk stated that the European Union needs a new migration policy and concrete, effective actions to ensure human safety, Polish Radio reports. 

    In the opinion of the Deputy Minister of Defense, an appropriate migration policy is needed to avoid such attacks.

    According to Dworczyk, Poland will not give "consent for the forced resettlement to Poland of people whom we cannot test from the point …

  • Polish Foreign Ministry supports idea of ​​Germany's payment of military reparations to Poland

    The Polish Foreign Ministry, like most Poles, would like Poland to be reimbursed for losses incurred during the Second World War, stated the head of the department, Witold Waszczykowski, reports Interia.pl.

    On Thursday, the Polish media honed in on Deputy Foreign Minister Marek Magierowski 's response to a question about whether the government would continue to demand war reparations. The Deputy Minister said that Poland refused military reparations from Germany in 1953, that the Polish …

  • Lithuania to send observers to Russia-Belarus Zapad-2017 exercises

    Lithuania received permission to send observers to the Russia-Belarus exercise Zapad-2017, which will be held on September 14 to 20, reported Delfi. Lithuania will observe the exercises in Belarus and the Leningrad region of the Russian Federation.

    "Lithuania... together with other states of the region received an invitation from Russia and Belarus to observe Zapad-2017 exercises," the representative of the Lithuanian Ministry of National Defense, Asta Galdikaitė said.

    She said that …