March 7, Monday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1. So-called humanitarian corridors of the type that Moscow has declared it will set up in Ukraine were also a feature of Russia’s intervention in the civil war in Syria. Evacuation routes for civilians were often announced before the government, backed by Russia, launched attacks on enemy strongholds.
2.Ukrainian athletes have been outstanding at the Beijing Paralympics. The country has added another gold with a win in cross country-skiing. Oksana Shyshkova finished well ahead of her rivals in the women’s long distance vision-impaired race. The 30-year old is from Kharkiv, which has been under heavy attack. She said, “It is very difficult to focus on the race but we should prove that Ukraine is a strong country.”
3.Share prices in Tokyo tumbled on Monday over fears that crude shipments from Russia could stall, pushing up oil prices further. The benchmark Nikkei Average dropped 2.9 percent to its lowest close of the year.