Feb. 23 - Maidan protesters remain behind their barricades even though Ukraine's President has left the capital Kiev for an undisclosed location. Rough Cut. (No Reporter Narration).
ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION STORY: A day after Ukraine's parliament voted to oust President Viktor Yanukovich and his arch-rival Yulia Tymoshenko met the protesters on Maidan after being released from prison, Ukrainians welcomed the changes but remained on the barricades, cautious of what the future may bring. The protesters have occupied Maidan, or Independence square, for almost three months. Yanukovich abandoned the capital to the opposition on Saturday (February 22) and denounced what he described as a coup after several days of bloodshed this week that claimed 82 lives. His precise whereabouts on Sunday were still unknown. But residents in the eastern town of Donetsk, his stronghold, said that security had been reinforced along the main approach road to his private home in the town, suggesting he might be there.