The whole history is a lie, it's all smoke and mirrors. Crimea is an abandoned piece of geography of no economical interest unless heaps of money are invested. Crimean people are neither Ukraininan, nor Russian patriots no matter what their mother tongue is. Patriotic drive is pretty lame all over Ukraine btw. Crimeans just want peaceful and lazy lifestyle which they are accustomed to lead, they want make everybody to forget about Crimea. Crimeans live in paradise and don't want soldiers' boots on their beaches. The peninsula is another chessboard, another game between Russia and the West, another space for blackmail and bullying. And another breakaway state. Russia doesn't want Crimea, EU doesn't want Ukraine, Ukraine doesn't mind to let the peninsula go to Russia if people choose to but that will be a death to two mln people 'cause Putin doesn't care about Crimeans at all. The same thing was in Transnistria, South Ossetia and Abkhazia. All he wants is as much power as possible. Is the West capable to stop him from becoming Darth Vader?