Foreign Secretary William Hague is holding talks with Ukrainian leaders amid international fears the country is sliding into war.
Mr Hague praised Ukraine's "admirable" approach to democratic reform in the face of "huge Russian pressure" as talks with leaders got under way last night.
Discussed serious situation #Ukraine faces with PM Yatsenyuk. Admirable commitment to democratic reform in face of huge Russian pressure
Germany's Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has warned Kiev it is "a few steps away" from full blown military conflict as the death toll continues to grow from bloody clashes in the east of the country.
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.