Ukraine: Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev in Crimea visit
31 March 2014 Last updated at 14:02 BST
Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has arrived in Crimea - the most senior Russian official to visit since it was annexed from Ukraine.
Mr Medvedev announced that the region would become a special economic zone, with incentives for businesses.
The Russian government has said it is creating a new ministry to deal with Crimea and Sevastopol.
Daniel Sandford reports.