Ukraine's legislature voted Sunday to hand the president's powers to the parliament's speaker, Oleksander Turchynov, an ally of Yulia Tymoshenko.
The Kiev protest camp at the center of the anti-Yanukovych movement filled with more demonstrators this morning.
This morning former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has made a speech to a forum on government communications in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
Meanwhile, the whereabouts of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych are unknown.
Ukraine is divided between eastern regions that are pro-Russian and western areas that want a closer relationship with the European Union.
Yanukovych's refusal to sign an agreement with the EU in November was the catalyst for the protests, but they quickly expanded to take in corruption and human rights abuses.