Senior EU diplomats are to hold an emergency meeting in Brussels on Monday to discuss sanctions against Russia imposed due to the crisis in Ukraine.
US President Barack Obama has said he will work with European leaders to co-ordinate further sanctions against Russia.
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.