On Sunday, the majority of citizens in Ukraine's Donetsk and Luhansk regions voted for independence at self-determination referendums. Nevertheless, Ukrainian parliament appointed acting president Oleksandr Turchynov said security forces continue their special operation in eastern regions of the country. On Tuesday, six Ukrainian army servicemen were killed and eight were injured in armed clashes near the city of Kramatorsk. Battles have been reported to take place overnight to Friday near the city of Sloviansk. Learn more about the standoff in eastern regions of Ukraine from this photo gallery by ITAR-TASS.