• Obama: More sanctions if Russia disrupts election Friday, 2 May 2014 | 12:33 PM ET
    German President Angela Merkel and U.S President Barack Obama address the media in the Rose Garden at the White House on May 2, 2014 in Washington.

    Obama warned that the U.S. will "move quickly" to impose further sanctions against Russia if it disrupts the Ukrainian election.

  • The Ukrainian government has shown remarkable restraint during this whole process, says President Obama in addressing the crisis in Ukraine and Russian President Vladimir Putin's actions there.

  • Putin needs to be dissuaded: President Obama  Friday, 2 May 2014 | 12:25 PM ET

    President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discuss the preparations taking place for further sanctions on Russia if needed.

  • President Obama, Merkel united in Ukraine support  Friday, 2 May 2014 | 12:09 PM ET

    We are united in our determination to impose costs on Russia for its actions, including through coordinated sanctions, says President Obama providing details from his bilateral meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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  • Russia not really interested in diplomacy: Harwood  Friday, 2 May 2014 | 11:56 AM ET

    President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be holding a joint press conference at the White House. CNBC's John Harwood reports the situation in Ukraine is getting more grave and worrisome.

  • Cashin says Ukraine fears reverse markets  Friday, 2 May 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    CNBC's Bob Pisani and Art Cashin, of UBS, discuss Russia's call for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council, as investors digest Friday's jobs numbers. Hourly wages aren't going anywhere, says Cashin.

  • Ukraine needs to restore presence in east: Expert  Friday, 2 May 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Andrew Wood, former British ambassador to Moscow, says the Ukrainian government has no choice but to try and restore its presence in the east of the country.

  • Why the US hasn't gone after Russia's Gazprom Friday, 2 May 2014 | 10:53 AM ET

    The U.S. hasn't sanctioned the Russian natural gas giant, but there's a good reason for that, according to Oilprice.com.

  • Obama, Merkel meet at White House  Friday, 2 May 2014 | 10:08 AM ET

    President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be holding a joint press conference at the White House. CNBC's John Harwood reports they are expected to display a united front on Russian sanctions.

  • Ukraine: Unclear how far is Putin willing to go  Friday, 2 May 2014 | 4:15 AM ET

    Ian Bond, director of foreign policy at the Centre for European Reform, comments on Ukraine following the launch of the government's operation to retake control in eastern parts of the country.

  • Carlo Gallo, founder and director of Enquirisk, says the Ukraine crisis is likely to end through a diplomatic rather than military route.

  • Ukraine crisis: The view from CEOs  Friday, 2 May 2014 | 3:35 AM ET

    CEOs and CFOs of top companies tell CNBC about the effect of the Ukraine crisis on their business.

  • Abi Oladimeji, head of investment strategy at Thomas Miller Investment, says the global economic backdrop is weak but and could be vulnerable to a "shock" if the Ukraine crisis escalates.

  • Putin's real power  Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 3:19 PM ET

    John Hofmeister, former Shell Oil president, says Russian President Vladimir Putin has spent years developing energy companies' trust in Russia and wouldn't want to break that. Chris Faulkner, Breitling Oil CEO, discusses the impact to oil price in the U.S.

  • Putin watching impact to Gasprom, Rosneft  Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 3:17 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis reports on what Russian President Vladimir Putin told reporters in response to U.S. sanctions.

  • Big Oil dollars flow into Ukraine, despite conflict Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 2:04 PM ET
    Yuriy Boyko.

    Conflict with Russia has not stopped U.S. and European energy giants from exploring investments in Ukraine's fledgling energy sector.

  • Ukraine: Europe needs to 'stop and think'  Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Nader Mousavizadeh, geopolitical analyst at Macro Advisory Partners, says that due to the Ukraine crisis, relations between the West and Russia are nearing a point of no return.

  • SpaceX to govt: Stop buying Russian rocket engines Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 6:40 AM ET
    A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, attached to the Dragon, a cargo-only capsule, lifts off from the launchpad in Cape Canaveral, Florida

    A court injunction prohibited two firms from proceeding with plans to buy Russian rocket engines used to send U.S. Air Force satellites into space.

  • Russia 'probably in recession': Pro  Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 4:20 AM ET

    Neil Shearing, chief emerging markets economist at Capital Economics, says Russia is probably in recession and that despite the IMF program, it will be very difficult to see economic stability in Ukraine.