A live briefing on Ukraine: The IAEA says it would continue its work despite increasing military activity

The Ukrainian military is holding up an International Atomic Energy Agency team for up to three hours

He remains "determined" that his mission will reach the plant on Thursday after meeting with Ukrainian authorities

In the area near the power plant, Russia and Ukraine accuse one another of shelling

Grossi told reporters before heading to the plant from Zaporizhzhia that there has been an increase in military activity nearby.

Russian artillery is shelling the IAEA mission's pre-agreed route," Ukraine's regional governor for Zaporizhzhia, Oleksandr Starukh, said Thursday.

According to the Russian Defense Ministry, an Ukrainian "sabotage group" attempted to seize the plant early Thursday morning

Russian forces were forced to "destroy the enemy." The Washington Post could not independently verify either side's account.

The mission "aims to prevent a nuclear accident" and will assess the plant's safety and security, as well as speak to employees.

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