Foreign Secretary William Hague has joined calls for Moscow to use its influence to urge separatists in eastern Ukraine to lay down their arms and take steps to reduce tensions.
William Hague said he was "extremely concerned" by reports that pro-Russian groups had shot down Ukrainian military helicopters, taken hostages and intimidated journalists.
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.