The European Union and the US are expected to impose fresh sanctions on Russian individuals on Monday because of Moscow's alleged efforts to destabilise eastern Ukraine, sources have said.
The sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the EU was expected to name 15 previously unidentified individuals to be sanctioned and would focus on those whom it believes are responsible for the unrest in Ukraine.
The US was expected to sanction individuals and entities, they said, with the American list of individuals expected to include "cronies" of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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.