An injured Ukrainian pilot was "saved" by pro-Russian separatists in the eastern city of Slaviansk, after it was reported that two helicopters were shot down.
Video broadcast on state television channel Russia 24 showed an injured man with blood on his leg and face being carried from a car and laid on a mat on the ground.
An unidentified armed separatist said: "There was another helicopter shot down. We tried to approach it, but then we decided to save at least one (pilot)."
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.