Ukraine has launched a counteroffensive aimed at retaking the city of Kherson and other parts of southern Ukraine occupied by Russia. On Monday, Ukraine’s military said it had broken through Russia’s first line of defense and that Russian proxy forces and paratroopers had fled the battlefield. Russia acknowledged the counteroffensive but claimed it had failed and that Ukraine had suffered heavy losses.
Meanwhile, a team of inspectors with the U.N.'s International Atomic Energy Agency has arrived in Kyiv ahead of their planned visit to the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia power plant — Europe's largest nuclear power station. Fighting continues to rage near the site, with reports of artillery fire and a missile strike overnight. New satellite images show damage from an artillery attack on the roof of a building right next to Zaporizhzhia’s six nuclear reactors.