Latest Developments in Ukraine: May 7

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

2:09 a.m.: In his nightly video address, Ukraine’s president said diplomatic efforts were under way to save the Ukrainian soldiers defending the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol, Al Jazeera reports.

1:01 a.m.: The Institute for the Study of War, a U.S. think tank, says that “likely widespread civilian resistance” may disrupt Russian plans for a Victory Day event in Mariupol.

12:02 a.m.: The Institute for the Study of War, a U.S. think tank, says that “likely widespread civilian resistance” may disrupt Russian plans for a Victory Day event in Mariupol.

Some information in this report came from The Associated Press, Reuters and Agence France-Presse.