Ukraine live briefing: Drone attacks reported in Crimea; Putin supports nuclear plant inspection

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Russian authorities are increasing security measures in Crimea, experts say, as drone attacks were reported there Saturday, including one attempt on the headquarters of Russia’s Black Sea fleet.

Russia and Ukraine have signaled their support for allowing international inspectors to visit the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant, after both sides warned of a possible attack on the facility, which is under Russian control. Here’s the latest on the war and its impact across the globe.

From our correspondents on the ground

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Across the river from Ukraine nuclear plant, shelling adds to fear: As Kateryna Semenova, 65, pointed out the damage from the rocket that landed in the bathtub three nights earlier, there was a loud boom from outside. “Drone!” shouted a neighbor who had been helping fix up the building, as they started running for shelter in the basement.

In Nikopol, two miles across the Dnieper River from the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, the threat of imminent nuclear catastrophe is compounded by daily shelling from Russian forces near the plant.

“It’s scary,” Semenova said. Her phone rang as people in the community began checking on one another.

Although an attack on the plant that Ukrainian intelligence said it feared Russia was planning did not materialize on Friday, shelling from its positions across the water continued. But if the Moscow’s intention was to sow panic, it did not succeed in the war-weary communities near the plant.

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