Ukraine's Yanukovych blocked from flying to Russia: Parliament speaker

Opposition members, including leader Vitaly Klitschko (Top R) celebrate as the Ukraine's Parliament voted to remove President Viktor Yanukovich from office hours after he abandoned his Kiev office to protesters during a session in Kiev on Feb 22, 201
Opposition members, including leader Vitaly Klitschko (Top R) celebrate as the Ukraine's Parliament voted to remove President Viktor Yanukovich from office hours after he abandoned his Kiev office to protesters during a session in Kiev on Feb 22, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
A handout TV screen grab provided by the Presidential Press Service shows Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych speaking to the local TV in Kharkiv on Feb 22, 2014. Mr Yanukovych said on February 22 he would not sign any of the new laws passed by Par
A handout TV screen grab provided by the Presidential Press Service shows Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych speaking to the local TV in Kharkiv on Feb 22, 2014. Mr Yanukovych said on February 22 he would not sign any of the new laws passed by Parliament, which included a measure to release the jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko. -- PHOTO: AFP 

KIEV (AFP) - Ukraine's border police blocked Viktor Yanukovych from flying to Russia and the embattled president is thought to be "hiding" in the country's east, the newly elected Parliament speaker said on Saturday.

"He tried to take a plane to Russia but he was blocked in doing so by border police. He is currently hiding somewhere in the Donetsk region," Oleksandr Turchyno was quoted as saying by Ukrainian news agency Interfax.

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