Shells have struck a high-voltage power line at a major nuclear power plant, in Ukrainian territory captured by Russia, prompting operators to disconnect a reactor despite no radioactive leak being detected.
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* Ukraine's state nuclear power company Energoatom blamed Russia for the damage at the Zaporizhzhia power station.
* Russia's defence ministry accused Ukrainian forces of shelling the plant, saying a leak of radiation had been avoided only by luck.
* Ukraine's southern frontline city of Mykolaiv will impose an unusually long curfew from late Friday to early Monday morning as authorities try to catch people collaborating with Russia, the region's governor said.
* Moscow-backed separatists said they and Russian troops had taken full control of Pisky in the eastern region of Donetsk, TASS news agency reported.
* But a Ukrainian presidential adviser said there was "very little evidence" of movement at the fortified village held by Ukrainian troops and that a Russian attempt to advance was not successful.
* Reuters was not able to verify battlefield reports.
* The next weapons package to Ukraine from the United States was expected to be $US1 billion ($A1.4 billion) and include munitions for long-range weapons and armoured medical transport vehicles, sources briefed on the matter told Reuters.
* Three ships carrying a total of 58,041 tonnes of corn have been authorised to leave Ukrainian ports as part of a deal to unblock grain exports, said a group comprising Russian, Ukrainian, Turkish and United Nations personnel.
* A Turkish presidential aide said the world cannot end the war in Ukraine by ignoring Moscow, saying "diplomacy and peace must prevail"; President Erdogan met President Putin in Russia.
* Russia has banned investors from so-called unfriendly countries from selling shares in energy projects and banks until the end of the year, part of the stand-off with the West over sanctions imposed after the invasion.
Australian Associated Press
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