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A Russian army MI-35 military helicopter patrols the area as Ukrainian servicemen guard a checkpoint near the village of Strelkovo in Kherson region adjacent to Crimea, March 16, 2014.
Russian media is reporting that 93% of voters on the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea have voted to secede to Russia.
The big question, now that Russia has effectively annexed Crimea (even though the international community does not recognize the move), is what happens next.
Here's what Crimea's pro-Russian deputy prime minister told Richard Engel of NBC News: