Pro-Russian demonstrators in Simferopol
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Crimea vote 'likely to be a huge landslide for Crimea being part of Russia'

15 March 2014 Last updated at 18:12 GMT

Russia has vetoed a draft UN resolution criticising Sunday's secession referendum in Ukraine's Crimea region - the only Security Council member to vote against the measure.

China, regarded as a Russian ally on the issue, abstained from the vote

The BBC's Ben Brown reports from Simferopol in Crimea.