As I stated in a previous opinion some minorities whether they live in Ukraine or now Crimea are between a rock and a hard place. There is nowhere to go but, in my opinion, out.
And as an aside if this nation keeps electing Republicans, who by the way love Putin's attitude about gays, we will end up, at least on the social issues, like Russia.
"Before Russian occupation it was really complicated to be a gay in Ukraine ... Now it's absolutely unbearable." [Quote from one gay man living in Crimea]
The story is here or below:http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/ukraine-crisis/gays-crimea-split-referendum-n55576