Kiev will be held responsible by its people for over undertaking a "punitive" operation in south east Ukraine, the spokesman for Russia's President Vladimir Putin said.
According to Russian state news agency Rossiya 24, the Kremlin called on Europe and the US to give an assessment on what is happening in south east Ukraine where "aviation was being used against its population", and urged that Kiev should rethink its actions.
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.