Ukraine's interior minister has said that a helicopter pilot has been killed in the city of Slaviansk.
The minister said others were wounded when pro-Russian separatists fired anti-aircraft missiles against Ukrainian helicopters.
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.