May 13, Friday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1.Russia’s presidential office says the country will host a summit meeting of a Russia-led military alliance next week. The office said on Thursday that the leaders of all six member nations of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, or CSTO, will attend the meeting in Moscow on Monday.
2.A number of countries have accused the Russian military of taking the lives of many Ukrainian children in its invasion of Ukraine. An official of the United Nations Children’s Fund said that in the last month the United Nations has verified nearly 100 child deaths from the fighting, with an actual figure that is likely to be considerably higher.
3.Finland’s Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto says his country will officially file an application to join NATO as early as next week. Finnish President Sauli Niinisto and Prime Minister Sanna Marin had earlier announced their country would apply for NATO membership without delay.