May 25, Wednesday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1.Three months of fighting in Ukraine have left thousands dead and millions fleeing to other countries. The conflict shows no signs of ending but Russian military officials say they remain confident they will achieve their goals on the battlefield in the long run. Commanders in the east say their troops destroyed an arms depot. Now, they’re making a push for the Ukrainian stronghold of Severodonetsk.
2.Nineteen students and two other people have been killed in a mass shooting at an elementary school in the US state of Texas. Local authorities say the suspect is an 18-year-old high school student. He is believed to have been shot dead by police at the scene. The incident took place around noon on Tuesday in the city of Uvalde.
3.Ukrainian President Volodymryr Zelenskyy sat down for an exclusive interview with NHK on Tuesday. After months of war, his defiance is undimmed. Zelenskyy said, “The world initially thought Ukraine would only last for three days after Russia invaded. But much to the surprise of the world, we have fought not for three days, not 30 days but already three months. The interview took place in Kyiv. Zelenskyy suggested peace in Ukraine must come without ceding any land.