March 10, Thursday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Ms. Yamamoto Miki

March 10, Thursday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Ms. Yamamoto Miki

1.Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba says his impression from the meeting with Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov was that Russia is not in a position at this point to establish a ceasefire. Kuleba said that Ukraine has the will to face up to the conflict and will never surrender.
2.More civilian facilities in Ukraine are under attack. Officials in the eastern city of Mariupol say three people including a child were killed in a Russian airstrike on a maternity hospital. They say 17 others were wounded.
3.The US House of Representatives has passed a massive federal spending bill that includes a 13.6 billion-dollar military and humanitarian aid package for Ukraine as it battles Russia’s invasion. The emergency aid for Ukraine includes 3.5 billion dollars for providing weapons and other military assistance, and 3 billion dollars for sending more US troops to countries around Ukraine to bolster their defense. The package also covers food, medicine and other humanitarian assistance for Ukraine.