Viktor Yanukovych left Kyiv today with a trusted group of security officers. He did not go to Mezhyhirya, but left for Kharkiv at 22:40, stated ZN.UA, a senior source in the presidential administration.
Parliamentary speaker Volodymyr Rybak , Head of Presidential Administration Andriy Klyuyev and Deputy Vadym Novynsky were on the presidential plane.
The aircraft is scheduled to follow the route Kyiv-Kharkiv- Mariupol- Russia, but this can be modified en route.
ZN.UA source also said that Yanukovych questions the appropriateness of the law on the restoration of the Constitution of 2004, adopted today by the Verkhovna Rada.
We remind you that a Congress of deputies (all political levels) of the southeastern regions, Sevastopol and the Crimea will be held on Saturday, February 22.
Original link: http://zn.ua/POLITICS/yanukovich-vyletel-v-harkov-139448_.htm
so let's recapitulate
the president and the only trusted advisors he still has - some have resigned a few hours ago - they probably were - just as the military chief on wednesday not willing to set this plan in motion - have left the capital (there was nobody to defend him, troops were leaving in buses - but if they are leaving for the east that is NOT a good sign
more importantly he doesn't accept the new constitution of 2004 which means that he doesn't accept a key part of the agreement that he has signed himself - and that signature was another trap to descredit the moderate opposition leaders thanks to Europe (Munich all over again) - and to divide the movement while buying time for himself
but there is one problem with buying time for himself is that the parliament is voting laws - he had to sign tomorrow - faster than he would able to negotiate them. iIt is true that he could veto them but than he would have trouble with his credibility with the western parties who have been the stepfathers of this agreement.
so he had to leave to start a fight - and maybe that was the plan since a few weeks - because there are money and advisors from russian pooring in the Crimea and the eastern provinces to organize citizens and paramilitary groups against Maidan
he seems to be going to Sochi where Putin and Medevev are staying
this doesn't mean that he has fled
tomorrow he will probably be in the Crimea
the endgame will no really start
except if somebody can stop Putin from setting this train in motion
but I don't think that he will - because if the revolution in Oekraine succeeds, than Moscou is next