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The Ukrainian town of Slovyansk is under the control of a pro-Russian militia and there's been no indication of a Ukrainian army attack yet says James Marson, reporter at The Wall Street Journal.
Peter Garnry, equity strategist at Saxo Bank, expects equities to continue to outperform bonds in 2014 and advises investing in Russia, South Korea as well as Spain and Italy.
Lilit Gevorgyan, CIS analyst at IHS Global Insight, says Russia wants Ukrainian regions to be more autonomous so they can veto deeper integration in the European Union and NATO.
Olexander Scherba, Ukrainian ambassador-at-large, says the country is "under attack" and "ready to respond".
Samuel Greene, founding director at King's Russia Institute at King's College London, says Putin is controlling events in East Ukraine.
Carlo Gallo, director at Enquirisk, says Russia's "endgame" is to control East Ukraine and disrupt the country's integration with the European Union.
As long as instability remains contained within the borders of Ukraine, Jonathan Pain, Author of the Pain report, says global financial markets will slowly become 'desensitized' to it.
Andrei Illarionov, Former Economic Policy Advisor to Vladimir Putin from 2000 to 2005, says Putin wants to establish a 'Ukranian Federation' out of the eastern part of the country.
Christian Whiton, Principal at DC International Advisory, says ongoing events in eastern Ukraine may see a repeat of Russia's actions in Crimea.
President Vladimir Putin has urged President Barack Obama to discourage the Ukrainian government from using force against protesters.
CNBC's Eamon Javers reports President Obama has wrapped up a conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin about various aspects of the Ukraine crisis.
Nigel Hart, BlackRock, shares some good "hunting grounds" and investment opportunities in emerging markets.
NBC News' Jim Miklaszewski reports pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine have defied Kiev's deadline to lay down their weapons.
Gold has enjoyed a solid run this month. But some traders are starting to wonder why it hasn't risen even more.
Stocks surged on Monday and moved in lockstep with yields on benchmark 10-year Treasury notes, veteran trader Art Cashin told CNBC on Monday.
Pro-Russian separatists have seized another police station in Ukraine. NBC News' Ayman Mohyeldin reports there is a tense standoff unfolding between the pro-Russia separatist militia and the Ukraine government.
NBC News' Ayman Mohyeldin reports the Ukrainian government had given the pro-Russian separatists militias, who seized government buildings in various cities, a deadline to vacate those buildings. They failed to leave.
If the pro-Russian protesters and armed militants do not leave the occupied buildings in some cities of Ukraine, the country has threatened a full scale anti-terrorist operation. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera looks at the nervous Russian markets.
With Brazil, Russia, India, and China slowing, private equity firms are increasingly investing in other less-developed markets.
The Ukrainian government faces a "growing dilemma" as pro-Russian separatist militias have not relinquished control over the buildings they occupy despite the ultimatum, NBC's Ayman Mohyekdin reports.