Pro-Russian separatists are trapped in a burning local government building in the Ukrainian city of Odessa, according to journalists in the country.
ITV News Europe Editor James Mates has been monitoring the situation in Sloviansk:
Journalist Howard Amos is in Odessa:
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.