'Separatists ask for annexion to Russia' - Die Welt, Berlin.
'What does Putin want in Eastern Ukraine?' - Die Presse, Vienna.
'Putin: We respect the result' - Hufvudstadsbladet, Helsinki.
''Russian-speaking in Latvia turn their back on Russia' - Svenska Dagbladet, Stockholm.
'Donbass stayed at home' - Den, Kiev.
Most of voters in Eastern Ukraine did not take part in the "so-called referendum" on the independence of the region, writes the Ukrainian daily.
'Westerners overtaken by Putin's new art of war' - Le Monde, Paris.
"Russia will keep military pressure on the Europe's Eastern borders, even if the Ukrainian crisis ends up rapidly", writes Le Monde, according to whom the Russian president's strategy consists in "winning without fighting".
'Donbass decided its fate' - Komsomolskaya Pravda, Moscow.