"Anonymous government sources said Thursday (27 February 2014) that Russia had accepted Yanukovych's request for security and that the fugitive leader was currently on Russian territory."
Defiant Yanukovych Requests Russia Protection RIA Novosti
"A respected Russian news organization reported that Yanukovych was seen in a Moscow hotel and was now staying in a Kremlin sanatorium just outside the city."
According to Rossiyskaya Gazeta, 'many people thought it strange how easily Yanukovych raised the white flag...'Yanukovych would definitely have continued to resist if he had not received sufficiently weighty guarantees of safety for himself, his family, and his innermost circle...
'The State Department could have given Yanukovych any safety guarantees, so long as he disappeared from the Ukrainian political stage.
'The Americans are past masters at disappearing people. Take the episode of the CIA's flying prisons alone...
'The thugs who have seized power in the Ukrainian capital simply need to inquire about the whereabouts of the disappeared president from the US ambassador, who is becoming an ever more important figure on the political Olympus of "independent" Ukraine.