Ukraine crisis: Politicians in Crimea head to Moscow
The BBC's John Simpson reports from Simferopol on "day one of the new Crimea".
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree recognising Crimea as a sovereign state, paving the way for it to be absorbed into Russia.
Crimea has been part of Ukraine since 1954, but much of its population is ethnic Russian.
Politicians, local authorities and civil servants have travelled to Crimea to "meet their new masters".
17 Mar 2014
- From the section Europe