As the Ukranian president, Viktor Yanukovych, fled the capital, and parliament voted to strip him of his powers, he likened the actions of his opponents to those of the Nazis and said he would battle to stay in power. However, those willing to stand by Yanukovych diminished by the hour as his aides fled Ukraine and the president himself was accused by border officials of a failed attempt to fly out of the country. Full story >>
To flee is to leave a person or place very quickly, especially because you are afraid of possible danger. • He fled to London after an argument with his family. • He was caught trying to flee the country.