Over 400 people picketed the President's administration in Kiev, saying the authorities abandoned soldiers in the city of Eelovaysk, E. Ukraine. Troops there have been encircled by anti-government forces for 5 days now. And as RT's Paula Slier reports, despair is growing both among the soldiers and their families. READ MORE on.rt.com/t0e0u2 RT LIVE rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on Twitter twitter.com/RT_com Follow us on Instagram instagram.com/rt Follow us on Google+ plus.google.com/+RT RT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.