June 28, Tuesday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Mr. Yamaguchi Hiroaki

1.A Russian missile strike on a shopping mall in central Ukraine has killed at least 18 people. Ukraine’s president has described it as “one of the most daring terrorist attacks in European history.” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said the mall held no strategic value to justify the Russian attack. U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan on Monday said the Biden administration is finalizing another weapons package for Ukraine. It will include long-range air-defense systems specially requested by Zelenskyy.
2.Leaders at the G7 summit in Germany are accusing Russia of causing a global food crisis. They are also warning that new sanctions will be imposed, if the Russians continue their aggression in Ukraine.
3.Moldovan President Maia Sandu met Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy during a visit to Ukraine on Monday,and toured heavily affected areas. Sandu tweeted that she was “left speechless by the level of violence and destruction” and that “It’s an unimaginable tragedy.”