Fugitive Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych was indicted for "mass murder" on Monday over the shooting of demonstrators as new leaders in Kiev sought urgent Western aid to make up for a loss of funding from Russia, which is angry at the overthrow of its ally.

Moscow said it will not deal with those who led an "armed mutiny" against Yanukovych, who was elected in 2010, and said it now fears for the lives of its citizens, notably in the Russian-speaking east and Crimea on the Black Sea.

Russia's top general agreed with NATO to maintain contact on a crisis that has raised fears of civil war and which U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said called for an "inclusive political process" that "preserves Ukraine's . . . territorial integrity."