Ukraine crisis: President Yanukovych slams 'state coup'
22 February 2014 Last updated at 17:04 GMT
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has refused to stand down, calling the uprising by opposition protesters a "coup".
In a pre-recorded address, broadcast before a vote by MPs to remove him from office and hold elections on 25 May, he accused protesters of "vandalism and banditry".
He also compared the protesters' actions to the Nazis'.