Russia has not abided "with the spirit or the letter" of the Geneva agreement in its support for destabilising forces in eastern Ukraine, Barack Obama has said during his visit to Japan.
Speaking alongside Japanese Prime Minister Shinz? Abe, the US President warned that there would be "further consequences and we will ramp up further sanctions" if Russia did not de-escalate its tensions in the region.
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.