From a Washington Post report:
Crimeans voted overwhelmingly Sunday to leave Ukraine and join Russia, election officials in the breakaway peninsula said, with the extraordinarily high figures capping a one-sided campaign of intimidation and heavy-handed tactics that blocked most voters from hearing a vision for any alternative other than unification with Moscow.
Vladimir Putin has ways of getting what he wants.
Putin's next step may be to annex much of eastern Ukraine. Who will stop him? Mr. Obama won’t.