Ukraine's acting president has signed a decree resuming army conscription, after pro-Russian demonstrators captured and beat police guarding a regional prosecutor's building in Donetsk.
According to the country's Ministry of Defence Facebook page, Oleksander Turchynov said: "Ukrainian citizens between 18 and 25-year-old, who do not have the right to defer their obligations will be conscripted to the army in 2014".
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.