Five pro-Russian activists were killed overnight during clashes with Ukrainian forces on the outskirts of Mariupol, according to CNN.
Fifteen other separatists were detained when Ukrainian forces attacked barricades on the fringes of the town, said CNN citing a spokeswoman for pro-Russia separatists.
Ukrainian forces re-took Mariupol's city hall last night in a rare success during the country's recent disturbances.
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.