Viktor Yanukovych appears to be digging in his heels today, refusing to resign as Ukraine’s president.

Meanwhile, thousands reportedly swarmed his compound after he fled Kiev. Photos of his luxury villa, private zoo, boat and more are circulating on Twitter.

More from journalist Matt Frei:

Word spread that the private presidential compound on the outskirts of Kiev was now open to visitors, courtesy of the revolution. We headed down there and came across what looked remarkably like a swelling Saturday family outing. And yes, they were going to the zoo but it happened to be the president’s private zoo that had, until today, been kept a very well-guarded secret, together with all the other opulence of Villa Yanukovych. I have never seen anything like it.

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The parliament has voted to remove Yanukovych from power.


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