ITV News Europe Editor James Mates has said while the headline figure for the percentage of voters in eastern Ukraine backing self-rule looks likely, the claims of a mass turnout are exaggerated.
Among those who voted in #Donetsk referendum yesterday, 90% "Yes" is credible. But 75% turnout figure is absurd. Most "No"s boycotted.
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.