People celebrate the ceremonial change of time on the railway square in the Crimean city of Simferopol
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Ukraine: Crimea welcomes Moscow time amid tensions

30 March 2014 Last updated at 04:26 BST

Diplomatic efforts to resolve the situation in Ukraine will continue on Sunday when the US Secretary of State, John Kerry meets the Russian Foreign Minister in Paris.

It follows Saturday's festivities in the Crimean capital Simferopol when the clocks were moved forward two hours to align with Moscow time.

Wendy Urquhart reports.