With Viktor Yanukovych remaining silent despite the historic changes taking place there’s growing speculation over where he might be hiding.
The deposed president is said to have left the capital aboard a helicopter on Friday night. But its destination remains unknown.
Some members of the his Party of Regions believe he is in Donetsk, his political power base in the east, that is home to many who have grown rich under Yanukovych’s rule.
An aide said his appearance on television on Saturday was filmed in the northeastern city of Kharkiv, although he failed to appear at a meeting of regional governors.
Wherever he is, the 63-year-old is unlikely to go undetected for long.
There is fresh speculation he could be trying to get into Russia after the Interfax news agency reported that two armed men tried to bribe border guards to let Yanukovych fly out of Donetsk on a private jet