Ukraine: Ethnic Russian businessman suspicious of Crimea's pro-Russian PM
15 March 2014 Last updated at 16:32 GMT
There are many in Crimea who this past week have expressed unwavering confidence that life within the Russian Federation will be highly preferable to life within Ukraine.
The new Prime Minister Sergei Aksyonov says it will take just six months to manage the transition.
Christian Fraser has been to Saky on the west coast, to talk to a businessman, one of a minority of ethnic Russians, who is not so sure.