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  • Western observers released in Ukraine's Slaviansk Saturday, 3 May 2014 | 4:59 AM ET
    A pro-Russian separatiststands guard outside city council building of Slavyansk, Ukraine.

    European military observers held captive in Slaviansk in eastern Ukraine were released on Saturday, the town's pro-Russian separatist leader said, characterising the move as voluntary and made to coincide with his birthday.

  • Dozens dead as violence spreads in Ukraine Saturday, 3 May 2014 | 2:37 AM ET
    Violence in Odessa as pro-Russian and pro-Ukrainian activists clashed on Friday.

    At least 30 people were killed in southern Ukraine on Friday when clashes between pro-Kiev and pro-Russia protesters spread from the east of the country. The FT reports.

  • UN Security Council meet as Ukraine weighs on market Friday, 2 May 2014 | 12:41 PM ET
    Ukrainian soldiers wait on the road as Pro-Russia separatists block the Kramators to Slavyansk road to prevent the Ukrainian national guard troops from advancing on May 2, 2014.

    Pro-Russian rebels shot down two Ukrainian helicopters on Friday, killing two crew, as troops tightened their siege of separatist-held Slaviansk.

  • America should supply weapons to Ukraine: Advisor Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 4:55 PM ET
    Ian Brzezinski in 2003

    A prominent think tank advisor says it's going to take more than just the current sanctions to deter Russia's aggression against Ukraine.

  • Russia 'wants to start World War III': Ukrainian PM Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 11:33 AM ET
    Arseniy Yatsenyuk

    Russia "wants to start World War III" and Moscow's veiled threats of military action could start an armed conflict in Europe, Ukraine's prime minister said.

  • Heavy gunfire in Eastern Ukraine: Report  Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 11:41 AM ET

    The AP and Reuters is reporting heavy gunfire at an airport in Eastern Ukraine. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports how it is affecting the U.S. stock market.

  • Casualties reported as Ukraine readies offensive Sunday, 13 Apr 2014 | 1:28 PM ET

    U.N. Security Council has called an emergency meeting at Russia's request to discuss the growing crisis

  • Putin trying to intimidate US & NATO: Expert  Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 3:39 PM ET

    Discussing Putin's logic and what's behind today's buildup of Russian troops outside the borders of Ukraine, with Heather Conley, Center for Strategic and International Studies director, and Reva Bhalla, Stratfor VP global analysis.

  • Ukraine requests military assistance  Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 3:31 PM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports Russian troops may be amassing outside the border of Ukraine.

  • Sanctions won't change Russian behavior: Expert  Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 3:35 PM ET

    Former President of the World Bank, Robert Zoellick discusses if U.S. sanctions against Russia are really hurting Vladimir Putin and if it's enough to keep him from escalating the crisis in Ukraine.

  • Will sanctions be enough to stop Putin?  Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 9:17 PM ET

    Adam Ereli, Vice Chairman, Washington D.C. at Mercury, explains why he isn't very optimistic about diplomatic solutions in the Russia-Ukraine standoff.

  • Obama imposes sanctions on 11 Russians  Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 3:25 PM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers discusses who will be affected by the sanctions President Obama placed on Russia.

  • Navy SEALs raid oil tanker  Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 1:13 PM ET

    U.S. Navy SEALs boarded and took command of an oil tanker that was seized by three armed men at a Libyan port, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • 'What's up with this world?': Ukraine PM  Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 12:45 PM ET

    Ukraine would rather have a diplomatic solution to the crisis with Russia but will defend itself if provoked further, says Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Ukrainian prime minister.

  • US may impose further sanctions: Javers  Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 10:51 AM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reacts to President Obama's move to authorize a "very tough" set of sanctions on Russia.

  • Russian sanctions eyed as Crimea referendum approaches Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 11:15 PM ET
    Ukrainian soldiers stand inside a Ukrainian military base as unidentified heavily armed soldiers stand outside, March 3, 2014, in Perevalne, Ukraine.

    Moscow shipped more troops and armor into Crimea on Friday, showing no sign of bowing to Western demands to pull back.

  • Russia vs Ukraine: 'No contest' if fighting starts Monday, 10 Mar 2014 | 3:45 PM ET
    Russian armored personnel carriers reported to be heading to Simferopol of Crimea, Ukraine.

    When it comes to the conflict over Crimea, Ukraine has few if any military options.

  • Russia vs Ukraine: No contest  Monday, 10 Mar 2014 | 1:30 PM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports that despite intense diplomatic discussions, Russia continues to infiltrate Crimea. Peter Felstead, Jane's Defence, breaks down the size differential and defense budgets of the Russian and Ukrainian militaries.

  • Impact of economic sanctions on Russia  Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 7:09 PM ET

    Discussing how economic sanctions imposed on Russian banks could damage the Russian economy, with Michael McFaul, former U.S. Ambassador to Russia.

  • Discussing Crimea's referendum to join Russia and if it can be stopped, with former White House National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley, and Michael McFaul, former U.S. Ambassador to Russia.