Ukraine troops were confronted by angry residents as it attempted to retake the south eastern city from pro-Russian separatists. Several journalists who were reported to have been detained earlier have also been released.
ITV News Europe Editor James Mates reports from Slaviansk:
Several journalists detained at pro-Russian checkpoints this morning thankfully now reported released #Ukraine
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.