The Russian Foreign Ministry has repeated calls for pro-government forces in southeastern Ukraine to withdraw and has urged Kiev to open an "inclusive dialogue" with the pro-Russian movement inside the country.
Russia has also accused the government in Kiev and the United States of distorting last weeks agreement reached in Geneva.
European Union foreign ministers added 13 people to their visa ban and asset freeze list over Ukraine's crisis.
Well that’s the voting over, and no surprises so far. A ‘Yes’ vote claimed to be 89% in Donetsk, and suddenly Ukraine is no more.
Nearly 90 percent of voters in eastern Ukrainian region voted for self-rule, the head of the separatist election commission said.