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  • Russia is hurting itself: Sweden PM     Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 2:00 AM ET

    Sweden's Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, says Russia is hurting itself by continuing its aggressive behaviour, as a result of which it is facing more sanctions.

  • Could sanctions hurt the euro zone?     Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 1:48 AM ET

    As long as sanctions remain targeted on individuals, ongoing standoff between the West and Russia will unlikely have any impacts on the euro zone, says Tom Rogers, Senior economic adviser to the EY Eurozone Forecast.

  • Jyrki Katainen, Prime Minister of Finland, says the European Union is sending two messages, one via sanctions and the other through diplomatic talks.

  • Cameron: EU to send a strong message to Russia     Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 8:38 PM ET

    U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron says EU leaders have agreed on the need to send a 'clear, strong and consistent message' to Russia. CNBC's Julia Chatterley reports.

  • Will G7 leaders hit Russia with more sanctions?     Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 8:00 PM ET

    Raoul Ruparel, head of economic research at Open Europe, says each European country has a different economic relationship with Russia making widespread sanctions difficult.

  • Are new sanctions enough?     Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 7:04 PM ET

    NBC News analyst and former U.S Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul discusses sanctions placed on Russian individuals by President Obama. CNBC's Eamon Javers provides perspective.

  • Russian oligarch dodges sanction pinch by one day Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 6:36 PM ET
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    One of the Russian businessmen sanctioned Thursday likely dodged some financial impact by selling his shares in a large commodities trading firm

  • CNBC's Eamon Javers reports Russian oligarch Gennady Timchenko sold his entire stake in Gunvor Group to Torbjorn Tornqvist 1 day before U.S sanctions.

  • US sanctions hit Putin cronies     Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 3:44 PM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports new sanctions imposed by President Obama on Russia targets 16 government officials and will hit specific sectors of the Russian economy.

  • Russia retaliates to sanctions, bars 9 US officials Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 1:51 PM ET
    Russia has imposed sanctions on nine U.S. officials including John Boehner, Harry Reid and John McCain, in response to U.S. sanctions imposed on Russia.

    Russia says it has imposed entry bans on nine U.S. lawmakers and officials in retaliation to Washington's sanctions over Crimea.

  • European stocks closed slightly higher on Thursday, despite concerns about the unwinding of ultra-easy monetary policy in the U.S.

  • S&P revises outlook on Russian Federation     Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 1:38 PM ET

    CNBC's Dominic Chu reports the S&P has revised its credit outlook on the Russian Federation from stable to negative.

  • CNBC's Eamon Javers reports President Obama announced the U.S. will sanction an additional 20 Russian officials.

  • Russia's actions are 'unacceptable': Cameron     Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 12:47 PM ET

    U.K. prime minister David Cameron calls on the EU to act with a "clear and united voice" to sanction Russia's "unacceptable" behavior.

  • Russia should be suspended from G8: Lithuania     Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 12:40 PM ET

    Political and diplomatic isolation will hurt Putin's pride says Lithuania president, Dalia Grybauskaité, adding that Russia should be suspended from the G8.

  • Sanctions to hit Russia, EU 'hard': Minister     Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 12:10 PM ET

    Alexander Stubb, Finalnd's minister for European affairs and foreign trade, says that while there isn't much that can be done to counter Russia's annexation of Crimea, Europe is acting in a united way.

  • Pres. Obama sanctions 'key' Russian sectors     Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    President Obama says the U.S. will impose additional sanctions on Russia including on senior officials in Russian government and a bank that provides material support. Additionally, the U.S. will impose sanctions on key sectors of the Russian economy that could potentially disrupt global markets.

  • Obama expands scope of sanctions     Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reacts to President Obama's decision to ratchet up sanctions against Russia including a Russian bank.

  • How the West can effectively sanction Russia     Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 6:35 AM ET

    Nina Schick, policy advisor at OpenEurope, discusses what the future holds for Ukraine and outlines sanctions the West could impose that would "hurt" Russia.

  • Crimea legally Russian by Friday     Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 5:15 AM ET

    We're "seeing history being made" at great speed as from Friday, Crimea will officially and legally be Russian, NBC's Jim Maceda reports, adding that the West is expanding its list of Russian citizens to be sanctioned.