May 17, Tuesday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1.Ukrainian forces say that they have ended a combat operation aimed at defending a steel plant in the strategic port city of Mariupol. The General Staff of Ukraine’s Armed Forces issued a statement on Tuesday. It said, “The Mariupol garrison has fulfilled its combat mission.” It was referring to the troops at the steel plant.
2.North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has expressed dissatisfaction that medical supplies are not being delivered swiftly enough as more than one million people have developed what the regime refers to as a fever in recent weeks. Kim criticized the Cabinet and health authorities for the slow distribution of medicines, and ordered the mobilization of the military’s medical corps.
3.Authorities in the Chinese city of Shanghai are planning for a return to normal life in June after a prolonged lockdown to combat coronavirus. The daily count of new cases last month often exceeded 20,000. But on Sunday, the figure dropped to below 1,000 for the first time since March 23.