Painful legacy of Crimea's new identity as Russia
21 March 2014 Last updated at 22:58 GMT
Russia's president, Vladimir Putin, has signed a law formalising Russia's takeover of Crimea from Ukraine, despite fresh sanctions from the EU and the US.
Meanwhile in Crimea, Russian troops have continued their takeover of Ukrainian military bases.
Families must decide whether to leave or to stay, whilst many Ukrainian troops are packing up and leaving, after becoming foreign forces in what used to be their own territory.
Ian Pannell reports from the Crimean city of Sevastopol.