Ukrainian troops with five light armoured vehicles took control of a checkpoint north of Slaviansk after pro-Russian separatists appeared to abandon the position, according to Reuters.
When the armoured unit approached along a road from Sviatogorsk, militants set up a smokescreen of burning tyres.
Within half an hour the Ukrainian troops were in control of the position near the village of Khrestyshche. No shots were heard.
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.