The UK Foreign Office has called upon the separatists in the east of Ukraine to hear the words of President Putin regarding Ukraine presidential elections:
We hope that separatists in the east of Ukraine will have heard the words of President Putin on May 7 about the May presidential election being a step forward and about not going ahead with the so-called referendum in Donetsk this weekend.
The Ukrainian constitution does not permit this referendum. We do not and will not recognise its legitimacy.
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.