Yabloko and SPS (Union of Right Forces) have created a united bloc to back a single candidate for the Russian presidency. This was announced to Rosbalt today by Deputy Chairman of SPS Boris Nadezhdin. He added that he does not expect Grigory Yavlinsky to be chosen as the candidate.
Mr Nadezhdin lost his constituency seat in the recent elections.
Up to 16,000 military men of the Armed Forces of Ukraine have been entrapped near the towns of Severodonetsk and Lysichansk