• Ukraine rebels ignore Putin call to delay vote Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 10:53 AM ET
    Vladimir Putin

    Pro-Moscow separatists in eastern Ukraine ignored a public call by Russian President Vladimir Putin to postpone a referendum.

  • US Ambassador to Ukraine: We're working on diplomacy  Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 10:42 AM ET

    Geoffrey Pyatt, U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, discusses the mixed signals Putin is sending and if peace is possible in Ukraine.

  • Russia vs Ukraine: A fighting force comparison Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 4:25 PM ET
    Ukrainian soldiers at their newly erected checkpoint near the eastern Ukrainain city of Slavyansk on April 25, 2014.

    If Russia were to invade Ukraine, the numbers indicate a one-sided affair. But the numbers don't tell the whole story.

  • Putin urges to postpone May 11 referendum  Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports Russian President Putin is ready to have a dialogue to end the crisis in Ukraine.

  • Putin calls for May 11th postponement  Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 9:38 AM ET

    The Russian leader is calling for separatist in eastern Ukraine to postpone the May 11th referendum, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • Meet the beneficiaries of the crisis in Ukraine Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 8:57 AM ET
    A crowd of some 300 pro-Russian separatists clash with riot police as they storm the prosecutor's office in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on May 1, 2014.

    As tensions in Ukraine escalate, power players from both sides of the conflict may be reaping benefits.

  • Ukraine situation spinning out of control: Expert  Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 7:32 AM ET

    Robert Hormats, Kissinger Associates vice chairman, provides perspective on the growing unrest between Ukraine and Russia.

  • Carlsberg lowers Russian expectations: CEO  Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 4:30 AM ET

    Jorgen Buhl Rasmussen, CEO of Carlsberg, says the group has lowered its expectations in Russia but that its performance in Western Europe and Asia should somewhat offset the Russian decline.

  • Battle in Ukraine intensifies  Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 2:12 PM ET

    NBC's Keir Simmons reports a third Ukrainian military helicopter has been shot down, and City Hall is being run by pro-Russian militia.

  • Putin is amoral: Nadal  Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 2:12 PM ET

    Discussing Russia President Vladimir Putin's popularity, and the intensifying situation in Ukraine, with Miles Nadal, MDC Partners Chairman & CEO.

  • Russian valuations 'very cheap': Pro  Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Ivan Mazalov, director at Prosperity Capital Management, says sanctions have had a limited impact on the Russian economy and discusses his strategy on investing in Russia.

  • Russia flying bombers near California: General Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 10:20 AM ET
    Communist party members and supporters hold their red flags near a monument to the Soviet Union founder Vladimir Lenin in the Crimean capital Simferopol, on May 6, 2014.

    Since the start of the Ukrainian conflict, Russia has increased its air activity over the Pacific Ocean, near California and the island of Guam.

  • Robert Kahn, Council on Foreign Relations, explains why financial sanctions will have a powerful impact on Russia.

  • How US plans to use tax law to punish Russian banks Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 7:09 AM ET

    The U.S. is planning to use an anti-tax-evasion law to punish Russia for its actions in Ukraine, which could prove to be more costly than sanctions.

  • Ukraine: Tense weekend ahead  Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 4:40 AM ET

    Chris Weafer, senior partner at Macro-Advisory, says Ukraine is heading for a tense weekend as Russia celebrates its Victory Day, Putin's first official visit to Crimea and the separatists' planned referendum.

  • See more room for a risk-off mood: JPMorgan  Monday, 5 May 2014 | 8:03 PM ET

    Laura Fitzsimmons, VP, Futures & Options at JPMorgan Investment Bank, says bubbling tensions in Ukraine will likely hurt global risk appetite going forward.

  • Jim Cramer: Gusting headwinds grow worse Monday, 5 May 2014 | 6:06 PM ET

    Wondering why the market can’t really break out? Jim Cramer is, too. Here's what he's found.

  • Treasury Cohen's trip overseas  Monday, 5 May 2014 | 2:00 PM ET

    Senior U.S. Treasury official David S. Cohen is leaving Tuesday in an effort to increase coordination with European allies against the Russians, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • Cramer's warning for value-seekers in this market Monday, 5 May 2014 | 10:22 AM ET
    Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    With news dominated by violence in Ukraine and weak data out of China, buying the dips has become an easy way to get burned, CNBC's Jim Cramer says.

  • Vladimir Mau, director at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, discusses the Russian economy and says the slow growth rate is not due to recent political events.