June 21, Tuesday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Ms. Yamamoto Miki

1.Russia is concentrating its forces and firepower on the last Ukrainian stronghold in the eastern region of Luhansk. While the battle for Severodonetsk hits maximum intensity, Ukrainian forces are pushing to recapture the southern region of Kherson.
2.Japan Coast Guard officials say two Chinese government ships have entered Japan’s territorial waters near the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea. The officials said the ships entered waters off Uotsuri Island at around 4:10 a.m. on Tuesday, Japan time. They added that the ships apparently tried to approach a Japanese fishing boat operating in the area.
3.The last British governor of Hong Kong says China is behaving “dishonorably and dishonestly” in relation to the Sino-British joint declaration on the territory. Chris Patten said that in 1997 he was hoping that the Chinese Communist Party would stand by its word and would continue to give Hong Kong a high degree of autonomy and defend its freedoms under the rule of law.