On Monday May 20 the YABLOKO Chairman Sergei Mitrokhin said that head of the YABLOKO faction in St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly Grigory Yavlinsky received threats in connection with his work on the improvement of the budgetary process in the city.

Answering journalists' questions today Grigory Yavlinsky said that Sergei Mitrokhin had a wide range of information sources, and he was closely monitoring and analysing the work of YABLOKO’s factions in the regional parliaments, St. Petersburg inclusive. Yavlinsky refrained from any additional comments on the matter.

At the same time, Yavlinsky said that if and when the law enforcement police consider it necessary to make relevant statements, they would be let known to the public.

In addition, head of the YABLOKO faction in St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly said that he believed it necessary to conduct independent journalist investigations on spending of St.Petersburg budget funds, and especially the funds envisaged by the Budgetary Committee amendment.