May 3, Tuesday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Ms. Keiko Kitagawa

1.Prosecutors in Ukraine say the Russian invasion has killed at least 219 children and injured 405 as of Monday. The Ukrainian prosecutor general’s office says the eastern region of Donetsk had the highest number of child casualties at 139, followed by the Kyiv region at 115, the eastern region of Kharkiv at 95, and 68 in the Chernihiv region in the north.
2.An evacuation effort has been underway for those trapped in a steel plant in the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol. But there are fears that more people may not be able to leave as Ukrainian officials said Russian troops have resumed shelling.
3.The founder of a major Russian bank says he was forced to sell his stake in the entity after criticizing Russian President Vladimir Putin’s administration for invading Ukraine. Oleg Tinkov, the founder of one of Russia’s major banks, slammed Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as “crazy” in a social media post last month. He also wrote that 90 percent of Russians don’t support the war.