The Secretary General of NATO has expressed concern over the unrest on Ukraine's Crimea peninsula.
Anders Fogh Rasmussen used Twitter to urge Russia not to take action that could escalate the situation.
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.