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(Reuters) – Russia and Ukraine implicated each other on Friday of shelling Europe’s most significant nuclear reactor as battling raved once again in the essential border area of the Donbas and 3 more ships left ports bring formerly blockaded Ukrainian grain.


* Ukraine’s state nuclear power business Energoatom blamed Russia on Friday for the damage at the Zaporizhzhia power station.

* Russia’s defence ministry implicated Ukrainian forces of shelling the plant, stating a leakage of radiation had actually been prevented just by luck.

* Shells struck a high-voltage power line at the Russian-inhabited plant, triggering operators to detach a reactor regardless of no radioactive leakage being found. The plant is still run by Ukrainian specialists.


* Russia’s war in Ukraine will get in a brand-new stage, with many battling moving to an almost 350 km (217 mile) front extending southwest from near Zaporizhzhia to Kherson, British military intelligence stated.

* North Macedonia has actually accepted provide tanks and aircrafts to Ukraine to assist ward off Moscow’s continuous intrusion, senior Ukrainian governmental assistant Mykhailo Podolyak stated.

* Ukraine’s southern front-line city of Mykolaiv will enforce an abnormally long curfew from late Friday to early Monday early morning as authorities attempt to capture individuals teaming up with Russia, the area’s guv stated on Friday.

* The next weapons bundle to Ukraine from the United States was anticipated to be $1 billion and consist of munitions for long-range weapons and armoured medical transportation automobiles, sources informed on the matter informed Reuters.


* The head of Amnesty International’s Ukrainian workplace is leaving the human rights group after it implicated Ukraine’s militaries of threatening civilians by basing soldiers in suburbs.

* Russia has actually prohibited financiers from so-called hostile nations from offering shares in energy jobs and banks up until completion of the year, part of the stand-off with the West over sanctions enforced after the intrusion.

* U.S. President Biden stated his administration was striving to protect the release of basketball star Brittney Griner, whose arrest in Moscow a week prior to Russia gotten into Ukraine in February plunged her into the geopolitical maelstrom that followed.

* Russia stated it was all set to talk about a detainee swap with the United States in personal.


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