"I also ask Ukrainians not to succumb to the illegal actions the opposition has called for. They understand perfectly well that they violate not only the Ukrainian Constitution, but also criminal law."
He says negotiations with the EU on an Association Agreement will continue to go forward.
Although Yanukovych's press team has confirmed his arrival in China, Yatseniuk says this:
"We just went to look for the Ukrainian President, because he has left the administration [building], but has not reached China. At I understand it, he is somewhere in Mezhigorye [his presidential residence]. The fate of the country is in his hands right now and we've given him several opportunities to resolve this situation."
The lv.ua news site is collecting data on Ukrainians arrested for alleged violence during the December 1 storming of the presidential administration building. Family members and acquaintances report that many of them were severely beaten by members of the Berkut riot police, and that none were participating in the violence. Rights workers have submitted a formal complaint to local prosecutors accusing the security forces of torture and failing to provide medical care.
Here are some of those listed on the site:
The speaker in the video says in Russian:
"We categorically oppose any actions that tear apart our country. And for that reason we're here to support the president of the people -- Viktor Yanukovych."