March 25, Friday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1.The situation in Ukraine is also affecting the lives of millions of children. A NGO,Save the Children, says many are suffering and in immediate need of support. Pete Walsh, Country Director for Save the Children in Ukraine, says they face great risk while the authorities try to reunite them. He also called for a ban on adoptions of children who have been uprooted in the war.
2.Ukrainian troops are continuing their all-out defense against the invading Russians. Ukraine said on Thursday that it had destroyed a Russian landing ship in the occupied southern port of Berdyansk, less than 100 kilometers from the besieged city of Mariupol. The media is quoting Ukrainian officials as saying the country’s military also damaged two other vessels at the port.
3.A Ukrainian government official says the country has exchanged 10 prisoners of war with Russia. Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk posted on social media on Thursday that the “first full-fledged exchange of prisoners of war” has taken place. She reportedly said ten Ukrainian personnel were released in exchange for ten captured Russian soldiers.