Ukraine security forces were dragged through a corridor of angry pro-Russian demonstrators after surrendering the regional prosecutor's office in Donetsk.
Onlookers hit them and cried words such as "fascists" as they were led away from the building.
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.