200 Georgian peacekeepers are on their way to Iraq. The Georgian Defense Ministry said that another 60 Georgian peacekeepers, medics and builders were sent to Iraq this past summer. They added that due to the current situation in Iraq medics were no longer needed, but peacekeeping forces required bolstering. The Georgian Defense Ministry intends to pay their salaries. The average peacekeeper receives from USD 400 to USD 600 per month.
Forest fires in Siberia have been raging for three months already. They have become a disaster not only of Russian, but of global scale. The fires have already scorched 12 million hectares of land