May 16, Monday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1.An adviser to the mayor of Mariupol in Ukraine says Russia’s military used incendiary or white phosphorus bombs against the defenders of the city. Petro Andryushchenko said the bombs burn at a temperature of 2,000 to 2,500 degrees Celsius, and that the combustions are almost impossible to stop.
2.Sweden’s ruling Social Democratic Party decided on Sunday to support the country’s plan to apply for NATO membership, reversing its previous opposition to the move. Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson said that joining NATO would be the best thing for the security of Sweden and the Swedish people.
3.Russian troops aiming to seize control of eastern Ukraine appear to be losing momentum after being pushed back in counterattacks by Ukrainian forces.