A dramatic day of violence saw pro-Russian demonstrators capture, beat and strip riot police guarding a regional prosecutor's building in Donetsk.
The building was the last in the city still showing loyalty to Kiev - something the security forces guarding it paid a heavy price for.
ITV News Europe Editor James Mates reports from a chaotic day in east Ukraine:
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.