Ukrainian police are moving in on a large protest camp in central Kiev after nine people were killed in violent clashes today, the Associated Press reported.
Riot police have begun advancing towards anti-government protesters this evening using water cannons and stun grenades after shutting down nearby metro stations.
Ukraine's interim President has expressed concerns about signs of separatism as opposition in Russian-speaking regions grows.
Hundreds of Ukrainians and journalists flocked to the presidential palace, as reports emerged that President Yanukovich had left the city.
Vitali Klitschko was met with boos from anti-government protesters, as he attempted to convince them a peace deal is best course of action.