Ukraine has received the first $3.2 billion of the $17 billion promised by the International Monetary Fund, according to Ukraine's central bank.
Prime Minister David Cameron urged the IMF to give financial help to Ukraine in March, to ensure stability and help the government bring in essential economic reforms.
Ukraine faces a further $6 billion in foreign debt payments this year, and had asked the IMF for financial assistance of at least $15 billion.
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.