"WARNING: Currently [the] Crimea region of Ukraine is annexed by Russia. Most countries in the world do not recognize Crimea as a part of Russia. As a result, Crimea is considered a War Zone. There was a report of 1 Ukrainian soldier killed in Crimea by Russian soldiers, and currently, it is NOT recommended to visit Simferopol at this time until the situation is resolved. Access to Crimea has been made difficult by both pro-Russian and pro-Ukrainian forces. As the current heated situation in Crimea continues, many governments have warned travellers not to visit unless essential. If you must go, be sure to exercise extreme caution, as the situation could quickly escalate. DO NOT, in any, case wear clothing with EU, Ukrainian or US insignia."
Wikitravel - Article: Simferopol - Date of Access: September 14th, 2014