The day after signing an accord meant to end violent protests in Ukraine, president Viktor Yanukovych has reportedly left Kiev, ceding control of the capital to the opposition. The parliament building is now guarded by masked anti-Yanukovych forces, and the public has entered the presidential compound, Mezhyhirya, outside the city.
The entrance to parliament. Police nowhere. Same at presidential administration pic.twitter.com/tNnKvvdOXF
— Shaun Walker (@shaunwalker7) February 22, 2014
So far, via Twitter, the storming of Mezhyhirya seems to be cheerful.
Everybody taking pictures, people playing golf on the courts pic.twitter.com/JWSLIa4mM1
— Olaf Koens (@obk) February 22, 2014
The president's palace is apparently well-supplied with classic cars and motorcycles:
— Myroslava Petsa (@myroslavapetsa) February 22, 2014
Every President needs one of these pic.twitter.com/IpDyROISD8
— Matt Frei (@mattfrei) February 22, 2014
UPDATE: And ... a boat?
[Top image of a protester outside the presidential palace via AP]