Crimea exit poll: More than 90% back Russia union
16 March 2014 Last updated at 20:27 GMT
More than 90% of Crimean voters have backed joining Russia and seceding from Ukraine, exit polls have suggested.
Crowds of pro-Moscow voters celebrated in the main city of Simferopol, and Crimea's pro-Russia leader said he would apply to join Russia on Monday.
Ben Brown reports.