Vladimir Putin


  • U.S. accuses Russia of complicity in shooting down flight MH17. *New European sanctions on Russia may heighten oil risk premium. NEW YORK, July 21- Oil prices rose on Monday as the threat of escalating tension between Russia and the West mounted, while August U.S. crude zoomed higher prior to its expiry.

  • *U.S. accuses Russia of complicity in shooting down flight MH17. *New European sanctions on Russia may heighten oil risk premium. NEW YORK, July 21- Oil prices rose on Monday as the threat grew of escalating tension between Russia and the West, while August U.S. crude zoomed higher prior to its expiry.

  • Despite asking everyone to steer clear of politics, bringing together relatives from Russia and Ukraine a day after Kiev accused Moscow of arming rebels to bring down an airliner was never going to be easy. The father of the groom, who hails from Russia, raised his glass: "Our country is now going through difficult times.

  • Will billionaire oligarchs pay for MH17? Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 1:42 PM ET
    Vladimir Putin

    The U.S. and Europe are gearing up for a new round of sanctions against several Russian billionaires with ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

  • Russian media on downed airliner: The CIA did it Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 1:23 PM ET
    A part of the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 is seen at its crash site, near the village of Hrabove, Donetsk region, July 20, 2014.

    Russia's Channel One ran a package last week claiming that the crash of MH17 was orchestrated by the United States.

  • NEW YORK, July 21- U.S. stocks fell on Monday, following the sharpest moves in indexes in the past three months during the two previous sessions, as developments in Ukraine and Gaza continue to garner investor focus.

  • *Russia say says Ukrainian jet tracked airliner. MOSCOW, July 21- Russia's Defense Ministry on Monday challenged accusations pro-Russian rebels were to blame for shooting down a Malaysian airliner and asked the United States to produce satellite images to support its assertions.

  • Putin 'stalling' on MH17 response: Amb. McFaul Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 12:01 PM ET

    Growing pressure will soon force Russian President Vladimir Putin to assist the MH17 probe, says Michael McFaul, former U.S. ambassador to Russia.

  • Obama 'timid' in response to crash in Ukraine: GOP Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 11:58 AM ET
    A local resident stands near flowers and mementos placed at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, near the settlement of Rozspyne in Donetsk.

    In his reply to the tragedy in Ukraine, President Obama should have been stronger, some Republican hawks say, but in polls voters may not agree. Politico's Ben White reports.

  • NEW YORK, July 21- U.S. crude pared gains Monday as President Barack Obama spoke about addressing violence in Ukraine which has heightened the geopolitical risk premium. Investors remained on edge Monday, keeping an eye on the crisis between Moscow and the West after the downing of a civilian airliner in Ukraine pushed up oil prices last week.

  • Has Putin 'painted himself into a corner'?     Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Roderic Lyne, former British ambassador to Russia, and Timothy Ash of Standard Bank, discuss Vladimir Putin's strategy in Ukraine.

  • Andrei Illarionov, former chief economic adviser to the Russian President, says Vladimir Putin will stop at nothing to control Ukraine.

  • President Barack Obama piled pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday to force pro-Russian separatists to stop blocking an international investigation into the shootdown of a passenger jet last week.

  • UPDATE 1-Canada to impose sanctions on Russian sectors Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 11:18 AM ET

    OTTAWA, July 21- Canada will impose sanctions on a broad range of entities related to various Russian industries in response to action in Ukraine and to the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Monday.

  • President Barack Obama speaks to the press outside the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, July 21, 2014.

    President Obama gives a statement on the tragedy in Ukraine. The president says the immediate focus is on recovering those who were lost and conducting a transparent investigation.

  • CNBC's Eamon Javers reports President Obama is taking heat for his handling of geopolitical events taking place around the world.

  • Frustration for families of MH17     Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 10:58 AM ET

    NBC's Katy Tur reports anger is intensifying over the handling of the crash site of MH17, and the victims' families are growing increasingly frustrated.

  • British PM speaks to Putin: Report     Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 10:48 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron has spoken with Vladimir Putin and has advised him to use his influence to allow investigators to the crash scene.

  • Putin showing disregard for humanity: Expert     Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 10:15 AM ET

    Discussing the international implications of the war in Ukraine and the treatment of the crash site, with former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul.

  • Do Russians still support Putin?     Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 10:04 AM ET

    NBC's Jim Maceda discuss how Russian citizens on the ground are reacting to the tragedy of MH17 and if they still support Vladimir Putin.