Russia claims that planned telephone talks between US Secretary of State John Kerry and Foreign Minster Lavrov did not talk place "for reasons that did not depend on Moscow", according to Reuters.
"Washington must force current Ukrainian leadership to immediately stop military operations in south-eastern Ukraine" the Russian Foreign Ministry is reported as saying.
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.