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CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera gives a medal count update from the Olympics, including American Ted Ligety's gold medal in the giant slalom. Michelle also recaps her interview with Netherlands speed skating coach Jillert Anema on the U.S. suit controversy.
The situation in Ukraine is "very serious," says William Taylor, United States Institute for Peace, sharing his thoughts on the political and global repercussions of the recent violence of anti-government protesters in Ukraine.
KIEV, Feb 20- The head of Kiev's city administration quit the party of President Viktor Yanukovich on Thursday in protest at the bloodshed on the streets of the Ukrainian capital- a sign the head of state may be losing support.
NBC News Correspondent Richard Engel, reports violent clashes in Ukraine have left at least 28 dead and 450 injured.
*Russia can only deal with "legitimate" authorities. MOSCOW, Feb 20- Russia warned Ukraine's president not to let opponents walk over him "like a doormat", its strongest signal yet on Thursday that Moscow wants order on the streets before handing over more cash to stave off bankruptcy.
*Greece, Gazprom to announce new supply deal- sources. ATHENS, Feb 20- Greece and Russian energy giant Gazprom will soon announce a new gas supply deal including price cuts backdated to last June, sources said on Thursday. Gazprom is the biggest supplier of Greece's state-run natural gas distributor DEPA.
MOSCOW, Feb 20- Russia's Rosneft said it had resumed shipments of oil products from its Ryazan refinery following a fire last week, which was caused by a railcar crash. Last week Rosneft halted output at the refinery, which is a major supplier to Moscow's airports, and stopped sending products through the Transneft's pipeline system due to safety reasons.
At this point it's hard to put the genie back into the bottle, says Jeffrey Mankoff, CSIS Russia & Eurasia program, sharing his thoughts on the political and global repercussions of the recent violence of anti-government protesters in Ukraine. There is an East/West dynamic that has broken out, explains Mankoff.
The situation in Kiev has taken a turn for the worse after violent clashes between anti-government protesters and police have left as many as 28 dead and 450 injured, reports NBC News Correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin.
President Barack Obama called on Ukraine's armed forces on Wednesday to stay out of the country's political crisis and warned that there would be consequences for those who "step over the line."
*Polish, French, German foreign ministers flying to Kiev on Thursday.
NEW YORK, Feb 19- Stock markets around the world fell on Wednesday, with declines accelerating after minutes from a U.S. At the meeting, the Fed ultimately decided to make a second modest cut to its bond-buying program, which now runs at $65 billion per month.
BRUSSELS, Feb 19- The European Union will on Thursday decide whether to impose financial and travel restrictions on Ukraine after the death of two dozen protesters in Kiev, even though diplomats have doubts about the effectiveness of sanctions.
President Obama warns of consequences over continued Ukrainian violence and holds the Ukrainian government responsible for dealing with peaceful protesters in an appropriate way.
CNBC's Brian Sullivan tours the new F1 facility in Sochi that will host the 2014 Russian Grand Prix, the first Formula 1 race in Russia in more than 100 years.
CNBC's Brian Sullivan reports the Russian hockey team has been eliminated from Olympic competition and provides a medal count from Sochi.
Adrian Karatnycky, Atlantic Council senior fellow, explains why Ukrainians have turned on Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych.
CNBC's Brain Sullivan reports Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych has replaced the head of the army. Neil Buckley, Financial Times, Eastern Europe editor, provides insight on the Ukrainian uprising.
Russia created a brand new ski resort with the hope it would be used beyond the Sochi Olympics of 2014, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.
NEW YORK, Feb 19- Stock markets around the world mostly dipped on Wednesday as investors held off from making big bets ahead of the release of minutes from the U.S. Gold prices were also near breakeven levels.