David Cameron and Vladimir Putin held a phone conversation today in which the leaders agreed the Ukraine crisis could only be solved through "peaceful means", the Russian authorities said.
"The Russian President noted, in particular, the fundamental importance of the soonest and unconditional implementation by the Kiev authorities of the provisions of the Geneva statement of April 17 to de-escalate tensions in the country," said a Kremlin statement.
Downing Street revealed Cameron had warned Putin of further "far-reaching sanctions" during the call, although it did not say how the Russian President responded.
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.