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Whereabouts of ousted Ukraine president Yanukovych remain unknown

Published on Feb 23, 2014 4:18 PM
 
This picture taken on Feb 22, 2014, shows the main building of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych's residency near Kiev. A day after Ukraine's parliament voted to remove the president after three months of street protests, the whereabouts of Mr Viktor Yanukovych remained unknown on Sunday. -- PHOTO: AFP

KIEV (REUTERS) - A day after Ukraine's parliament voted to remove the president after three months of street protests, the whereabouts of Mr Viktor Yanukovych remained unknown on Sunday.

Mr Yanukovych abandoned the capital to the opposition on Saturday and denounced what he described as a coup after several days of bloodshed this week that claimed 82 lives.

His precise whereabouts on Sunday were still unknown. But residents in the eastern town of Donetsk, his stronghold, said that security had been reinforced along the main approach road to his private home in the town, suggesting he might be there.

His arch-rival Yulia Tymoshenko on Saturday hailed opposition demonstrators as "heroes" in an emotional speech in Kiev after she was released from jail.

 
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