People in the eastern Ukrainian city of Mairupol have headed en-masse to vote in today's referendum, ITV News' Senior Foreign Editor John Angier reports:
Two stage process. First register, then join crush for hours to vote inside. Multiple voting fraudsters will need real stamina #Mariupol
Crowds of thousands in the streets in #Mariupol waiting to vote. Pretty chaotic. Hard to see how they'll all get their turn today.
Friday's assault on the police station has hardened attitudes here in #Mariupol People telling us that waverers will now vote yes
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.