Ukrainian President Flies To China as Protests Continue in Kiev

Viktor Yanukovich's decision to turn down an E.U. deal prompted protests


(Reuters)—Embattled Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich flew to China on Tuesday, leaving behind a country in turmoil over his decision to spurn a landmark accord with the European Union under Russian pressure.

Besides anger in the streets and from opposition politicians, the president faces growing pressure from international markets, increasing the risk of a financial crisis that could force his hand.