The Ukrainian security service has accused former top officials loyal to ousted president Viktor Yanukovich of preparing and financing the deadly unrest in Odessa.
The service also claimed illegal military groups from Moldova's breakaway region of Transdniestria had coordinated with Russian groups to fight in Odessa.
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.