Ukraine crisis: Anger and fear in Ukraine capital Kiev
3 March 2014 Last updated at 19:39 GMT
The new government in Kiev has warned that a conflict with Russia would destroy the stability of the region.
Diplomatic efforts to resolve the situation have stepped up. UK Foreign Secretary William Hague held talks with the Ukrainian Prime Minister, and the US Secretary of State, John Kerry, flies in on Tuesday
Europe Editor Gavin Hewitt reports from Kiev.