Ukraine said military operations against pro-Russian separatists in the industrial east of the country continued at dawn this morning near the town of Kramatorsk.
Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said Ukrainian forces had seized control of a television tower in Kramatorsk, near the rebel stronghold of Slaviansk where there was heavy fighting yesterday.
"We are not stopping," Avakov wrote on his Facebook page, but gave no information on casualties.
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.