While we wait for further news from Crimea, here's what visitors to Yanukovich's home can look forward to. A handy map to locate all the delights of the ousted leader's estate.
The BBC's Moscow correspondent Steve Rosenberg (@BBCSteveR) sends us another picture from Casa Yanukovich
Ukraine's interior minister Arsen Avokov says troops and police force have been put on alert after the takeover of two government buildings in Crimea by gunmen. The areas has been cordoned off "to prevent bloodshed", according to a post on his Facebook page [AFP]
Acting president Oleksander Turchinov says he has given an order for security structures to take "all measures needed" to protect citizens. He has appealed for calm [Reuters]
Turchinov has warned the Russian navy in Crimea to stay on its base. Ukraine's acting leader told parliament: "Any troop movements will be considered as military aggression" [AFP]
Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski said on Thursday that the armed seizure of buildings in Crimea was a "drastic step". He told a news conference: "I'm warning those who did this and those who allowed them to do this, because this is how regional conflicts begin. This is a very dangerous game" [Reuters]
Ukraine's foreign ministry has summoned Russia's envoy in Kiev and requested immediate consultations with Moscow [Reuters]
It's not just the Polish Foreign Minister who is concerned about events in Crimea
As if this story weren't moving fast enough...Russian news agencies are reporting that Viktor Yanukovich still considers himself Ukrainian president. He is asking Russia to ensure his 'personal security' [AFP]
More on Yanukovich: three Russian news agencies are reporting that the ousted Ukrainian leader has issued a statement. The thrust of it is that he still regards himself as president and that he feels "compelled" to ask Russia for protection from the "actions of extremists". The remarks are his first since February 22
FYI, I don't know if Yanukovich has popped up in Moscow. But Russian newspapers are also reporting that this is the case...
From Reuters: Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, has said that Ukraine has requested IMF's support.
"We are ready to respond and, in the coming days, will send an IMF fact-finding team to Kiev to undertake a preliminary dialogue with the authorities," Lagarde said.
The new prime minister, Arseny Yatsenyuk said earlier that the state treasury only had 4.3m Hrivnas, which is less than $500,000. He said that $37bn in previous loans to the country had disappeared from accounts.
A Russian news agency has reported that Viktor Yanukovich is to hold a news conference in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-don on Friday.
Crimea parliament has set a referendum on region's status on May 25th - AFP
Al Jazeera's Rory Challands says that it is almost certain that Yukanovich is in Russia. Russia's state news agency has said that the ousted president will hold a news conference on Friday in the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don. More soon.
Also, this video shows unmarked armored personnel carriers on a road somewhere near Simferopol in the Crimea.
Unmarked armoured personnel carriers were spotted on the road to Simferopol on February 27. According to local reports, one group of vehicles was stopped on the road between Yevpatoria and Simferopol, near Ukromne, before turning around. This video shows a group of APCs at a location closer to the city of Simferopol. Local reports speculated that the vehicles were part of the Russian Black Sea Fleet.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his government to continue talks with Ukraine on economic and trade relations and to consult foreign partners including the IMF and the G8 on financial aid, a statement on the Kremlin's website said. - Reuters
Military airport in Ukraine's Crimea was taken over by pro-Russia armed men.
Ukraine's interior minister condemns seizure of airports in Crimea as armed occupation. [Reuters]