The hometown of Ukraine's ousted president no longer wants to be part of Ukraine - most people there want to rejoin Russia. The West has vowed to ignore Sunday's vote in an echo of the claim made when Crimea rejoined Russia back in March. EU foreign ministers are meeting this Monday in Brussels, and can claim that the spectre of sanctions have already brought Russia to the brink of recession and triggered huge capital flight. But what's the point if Moscow's still not blinking?
Director General, Sokol Group
Research fellow, RUSI
FRANCE 24 correspondent in Kiev