Report: Yanukovych Has Left Kiev

by Greg Pollowitz

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has flown out of Kiev to visitUkraine’s second largest city Kharkiv, considered his eastern political base.

A US official said the embattled president made the trip to attend a meeting. Two key allies, parliamentary speaker Volodomyr Rybak and presidential administration chief Andrei Kluyev, were also reported to be on board the aircraft.

“Our information, and I talked to the foreign minister about half an hour ago, is that President Yanukovych has gone out to Kharkiv… to some kind of a meeting that is taking place out there, and that he has now arrived,” the official said. . .