Ukraine's acting president has demanded the dismissal of police chiefs in the eastern cities of Donetsk and Luhansk.
Oleksander Turchynov said: "The overwhelming majority of law enforcement bodies in the east are incapable of fulfilling their duty to defend our citizens."
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.