ITV News Europe Editor James Mates and foreign news editor John Angier have tweeted from Ukraine.
Victory Day is being marred by some serious fighting in southern city of Mariupol. Battle for control of a police station. #Ukraine
Four Ukrainian armoured personnel carriers roar down main street in #Mariupol locals throw bottles which smash on armour
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.