Tensions run high on Ukraine's border with Russia
19 March 2014 Last updated at 06:33 GMT
While the unrest in Crimea continues, tension has also been high along Ukraine's long border with Russia further north.
Ukraine's army is making preparations in case of any further military intervention by Russia.
In one village, the Ukrainian troops were asked to leave by local people, who thought their presence put them in danger.
Steve Rosenberg reports from Eastern Ukraine.