Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

IN SHORT

Slovakia sends arms to Afghanistan

SLOVAKIA is to send 2,200 tonnes of old armaments and ammunition to Afghanistan, the cabinet decided. The export is as a way for Slovakia to get rid of outdated armaments, which it would have to get rid of anyway, the daily SME reported.

Slovak Defence Minister Juraj Liška said the shipment was a gift that should help in "building the Afghan national army". The US will pay the export costs for the arms shipment.

Security analyst Ivo Samson of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association, said, however, that he was not sure whether "the Afghan armed forces are under such control that it can be excluded that the arms will not get into the wrong hands".

Other analysts confirmed the risk.

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Top stories

UPDATED: Police investigate protest organisers over Soros allegations

The National Criminal Agency wants to see the accounts of the protest organisers due to a criminal complaint alleging they are paid by George Soros.

All eyes on Humenné: The symbol of Smer's decline

The loss of Smer's Jana Vaľová in the mayoral race has become symbolic of the 2018 municipal vote.

Jana Vaľová

"Pick your own" strawberries in November Photo

There are about three tonnes near Piešťany. They are hard but still sweet.

November strawberries

Tom Odell surprised Slovak band in Bratislava Video

The British artist was wearing a T-shirt, presented to him by the Tolstoys, from start to finish at his Bratislava concert.

Tom Odell