Fierce fighting in the rebel stronghold of Slaviansk yesterday left more than 30 pro-Russian separatists dead, Ukraine's Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said today.
"We estimate that the terrorists lost more than 30 people," Avakov wrote on Facebook.
Pro-Russian militia said four of their fighters had been killed in the fighting, which broke out when rebels ambushed the servicemen near Slaviansk.
The rebels said four Ukrainian soldiers were killed and 20 wounded
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.