Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov has told German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier that all violence in Ukraine must be halted, primarily "the use of the army and armed radical nationalists in southeastern Ukraine," the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
The pair agreed in a telephone conversation that an OSCE mission should play an active role in efforts to defuse tension in Ukraine, the Ministry said.
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.