June 24, Friday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Mr. Yamaguchi Hiroaki

1.Humanitarian agencies are struggling to get help to areas devastated by Wednesday’s earthquake in Afghanistan. At least 1,000 people were killed and survivors living in remote villages are running out of essential supplies.
2.Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says the decision by leaders of the European Union to grant Ukraine membership candidate status is a victory for his country. Zelenskyy said, “Today you have adopted one of the most important decisions for Ukraine in all 30 years of independence of our state.”
3.An opinion poll has shown that about two thirds of respondents in Ukraine believe it will take at least six months for the country to win the war against Russia. The survey showed 93 percent of the respondents believe that Ukraine will be able to “repel Russia’s attack.”