The acting Ukrainian President Oleksandr Turchynov has said that the military operations continue in Slaviansk, according to Reuters.
Mr Turchynov has also called for pro-Russian separatists in the east of Ukraine to "lay down arms and free hostages."
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.