Latest Developments in Ukraine: May 9

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The latest developments in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. All times EDT:

8:49 p.m.: Ukraine’s president said on Monday that the country’s ports are at a standstill and called ono the international community to take immediate steps to end a Russian blockade.

“For the first time in decades and decades, in Odesa there is no regular movement of the merchant fleet, there is no routine port work. This has probably never happened in Odesa since World War Two,” President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in a video address.

“And this is a blow not only to Ukraine. Without our agricultural exports, dozens of countries in different parts of the world are already on the brink of food shortages. And over time, the situation can become, frankly, frightening.”

Zelenskyy spoke as European Council President Charles Michel was visiting Odesa.

8:20 p.m.: President Joe Biden said on Monday he is worried Russian President Vladimir Putin does not have a way out of the Ukraine war, Reuters reported.

Speaking at a political fundraiser, Biden said Putin believed the invasion of Ukraine would break up NATO and the European Union. The opposite has happened.

Biden said Putin is a very calculating man and the problem he worries about now is that the Russian leader “doesn’t have a way out right now, and I’m trying to figure out what we do about that.”

7:43 p.m.:

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