The European Union has imposed new sanctions against 15 people, including high-profile Russian officials, amid the worsening crisis in eastern Ukraine.
The list includes Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak and the chief of staff of Russia's armed forces Igor Sergun.
The sanctions are also targeting several separatist leaders.
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.