April 15, Friday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Mr. Yamaguchi Hiroaki

1.Leaders of the Group of 20 nations are debating whether they want Russian officials at their table. Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said he’ll take part in a meeting with his counterparts next Wednesday.
2.As Russian and Ukrainian forces fight on the ground, their leaders spar with words. Each side is claiming major victories that the other will not concede. The latest disagreement centers on the sunken flagship of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet.
3.Ukrainian officials say they are investigating about 2,000 cases of suspected war crimes by Russia in areas near Kyiv, including Makariv and Bucha.