Ukraine Protestors Raid Empty Presidential Compound To Find Zoo, Mansion, And Yacht

The president of Ukraine has fled among a bloody protest that has taken at least 75 lives this week alone. On Saturday, the country’s parliament voted to remove the president.

1. Ukranian President Viktor Yanukovych has fled the city and protestors have entered his personal compound, finding things like a spa, a zoo, and a massive car collection.

3. A day after opposition leaders and the president signed a peace agreement, Yanukovych left Kiev, CNN reports opposition leader Vitali Klitschko said.

“Unfortunately, President Yanukovych who did not hear the people has withdrawn from his constitutional duties himself,” Klitschko said. “And today he has already left the capital. Millions of citizens see only one option in the current situation — it is calling the early presidential election.”

5. Washington’s Channel 4 correspondent Matt Frei tweeted many photos from the compound.

People of #Kyiv swarm over President’s estate, learn he has a boat there. A big one.

— Jim Roberts (@nycjim)

Another angle. My newsday is complete RT @EuromaidanPR Even a galleon at #Mezhyhirya! |PR News #Ukraine #Euromaidan

— Asteris Masouras 正义 (@asteris)

8. According to CNN, Yanukovych had fled for the city of Kharkiv, the second largest in the country, for a meeting after the peace agreement was signed.

This is the house the president never wanted his people to see

— Matt Frei (@mattfrei)

Shot of the main building in the area. Kind of tasteful if not for the kitsch all around it

— Olaf Koens (@obk)

More happy Ukrainians having a Saturday walk in the park at Yanukovich residence. #whereisyanu #euromaidan

— federico escher (@fedescher)

12. Protesters discovered luxuries including a golf course, a car collection, and a personal spa.

Maidan self-defence members play golf in Yanukovych residence “@A3AP: Гольф ”

— Leonid Ragozin (@leonidragozin)

Yanukovych's purported car collection. MT @Andriyak: А Віктор Федорович - нехилий любитель авто і мото екзотики!!!

— Christopher Miller (@ChristopherJM)

Translated“@A3AP: Yanik used to lie on these beehives, with bees creating a 'curative field'" ”

— Leonid Ragozin (@leonidragozin)

Inside the presidential spa - the hat says "main banya (sauna) attendant", wonder who will be using it now?

— Emma Wells (@Emmawells1)

The President's greenhouse. This one is only for flowers and banana trees

— Matt Frei (@mattfrei)

17. Dozens of people entered the compound after Yanukovych fled.

Families, protestors and the media stream into presidential residence outside Kiev

— Emma Wells (@Emmawells1)

18. Though some reports said that Yanukovych resigned, he said on television that he would be continuing his presidency.

At Independence Sq ppl are cheering, hugging each other, some are crying upon news of Yanukovych resigned

— Maxim Eristavi (@MaximEristavi)

Yanukovych to @UBR_ua: - won't resign - this is a nazi coup - complain about repressions against his MPs/cronies

— Maxim Eristavi (@MaximEristavi)

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