With reports of Russian forces massing over the border, Ukrainian reaction to yesterday's vote has been, by necessity, pretty muted.
Angry as some are, Ukrainians don't want to do anything that might give those Russian troops an excuse to roll into Eastern Ukraine.
Putin's decree recognising Crimea as a 'sovereign country' has triggered the toughest sanctions against Russia since the Cold War.
With over half of the votes counted, over 95% of people in Crimea have voted to become part of Russia, election officials have said.
At some point the West's warnings will have to become deeds, part of the problem is they don't know which Putin they're dealing with.