The European Union is expected to apply wider sanctions against Russia over the situation in Ukraine.
Diplomats have told Reuters some 14 people and two Crimea-based companies could be targeted with sanctions at a meeting in Brussels.
When asked whether EU foreign ministers would agree to expand the sanctions list, Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans said: "I believe so."
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.