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  • Pres. Obama: Everyone should be invested in Ukraine Tuesday, 4 Mar 2014 | 11:45 AM ET
    Pres. Obama: Everyone should be invested in Ukraine

    President Barack Obama announces a loan to Ukraine of $1 billion to give them technical assistance needed to repair its economy and provide assistance in planning for its upcoming elections.

  • Sec. Kerry: US condemns Russian Federation's act of aggression

    Secretary of State John Kerry says the people of Ukraine have the right not to go back to life as it was under former President Viktor Yanukovych and the United States stands with the people of Ukraine. The U.S. has offered $1 billion in a loan guarantee to support Ukraine's recovery.

  • Russian markets reflect relief Tuesday, 4 Mar 2014 | 10:43 AM ET
    Pro-Russian forces still occupy Crimea

    Vladimir Putin has announced the end of the "war games" on Ukraine's border. CNBC's Jim Maceda reports the latest from the region.

  • Putin ends army exercises near Ukraine border Tuesday, 4 Mar 2014 | 9:03 AM ET
    Putin ends army exercises near Ukraine border

    Vladimir Putin says Russia is not considering the annexation of Crimea. CNBC's Steve Sedgwick reports the latest from Ukraine.

  • Markets react to Putin comments Tuesday, 4 Mar 2014 | 8:30 AM ET
    Markets react to Putin comments

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera discusses how the global markets are reacting to Vladimir Putin's comments on Ukraine. Also, Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Kiev today.

  • Quantifying the Ukraine impact Tuesday, 4 Mar 2014 | 8:04 AM ET
    Quantifying the Ukraine impact

    Discussing the economic impact of the Ukraine situation on global markets, with Patrick Chovanec, Silvercrest Asset Management, and Jurrien Timmer, Fidelity Investments.

  • Putin warns West on sanctions Tuesday, 4 Mar 2014 | 8:02 AM ET
    Putin warns West on sanctions

    NBC's Jim Maceda reports on Putin's first public comments since the overthrow of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. Putin said he would only use the military as a last resort.

  • No de-escalation in Ukraine so far: Expert Tuesday, 4 Mar 2014 | 2:30 AM ET
    No de-escalation in Ukraine so far: Expert

    Yermolenko Volodymyr, director of E.U.-related media projects at Internews-Ukraine, says the situation in Ukraine remains "very tense" as Russian troops can move from the east and the north.

  • Going to be long fight with Russia: Rep. Kinzinger Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 3:34 PM ET
    Going to be long fight with Russia: Rep. Kinzinger

    Does Vladimir Putin care about the Russian people? CNBC's Steve Liesman and Rep. Adam Kinzinger, (R-IL), House Foreign Affairs Committee, discuss what sanctions and restrictions the U.S. may be able to impose on Russia and how the fallout will affect the Russian people.

  • Russia's impact on energy Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 3:24 PM ET
    Russia's impact on energy

    Discussing the threat Russian aggression poses to Europe's natural gas supplies, with Willis Sparks Eurasia Group analyst.

  • Possible outcomes for unrest in Ukraine Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 3:16 PM ET
    Possible outcomes for unrest in Ukraine

    Discussing Vladimir Putin's objective and America's options in Ukraine, with Retired Army Colonel Jack Jacobs.

  • No military solutions to Ukraine crisis Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 3:11 PM ET
    No military solutions to Ukraine crisis

    NBC's Chief Pentagon Correspondent Jim Miklaszewski reports there is no talk of a U.S. military attack on Russia and there is no indication Russia is going to move beyond Crimea.

  • Putin's agenda unknown: Richard Haass Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 11:55 AM ET
    Putin's agenda unknown: Richard Haass

    Richard Haass, Council on Foreign Relations president, discusses the standoff in Ukraine and what is likely Vladimir Putin's next move.

  • Ukrainian PM: No more Russian boots on Ukraine soil Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 10:44 AM ET
    Ukrainian PM: No more Russian boots on Ukraine soil

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk believes a political and diplomatic solution can be reached, reports CNBC's Steve Sedgwick.

  • US & allies have few options with Putin Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 10:01 AM ET
    US & allies have few options with Putin

    Russia has sent troops to occupy Crimea. NBC's Jim Maceda discusses what leverage the U.S. and the EU have over Russia.

  • Ukrainian troops on high combat alert Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 9:04 AM ET
    Ukrainian troops on high combat alert

    NBC News Correspondent Jim Maceda reports Russian forces have occupied Crimea's airports, ferry ports and telecom towers.

  • Russia going for 'Georgian-style scenario': Pro Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 2:00 AM ET
    Russia going for 'Georgian-style scenario': Pro

    Daragh McDowell, senior analyst at Maplecroft, says Russia is trying to provoke a "Georgian-style scenario" by forcing Ukraine to fire the first shot and says a Western-led military action against Russia is unlikely.

  • 'Yes, it's a war': Ukraine deputy secretary Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 1:07 AM ET
    'Yes, it's a war': Ukraine deputy secretary

    Russia's intrusion in Ukraine is a declaration of war says Victoria Sumar, Deputy Secretary of the Council of National Security and Defence of Ukraine, adding that Ukraine has "no reason to use armed forces right now."

  • Chart of the Day: US military dollars vs the world Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 1:04 PM ET
    A U.S. Navy technician walks past a row of F/A-18 Super Hornet combat jets, aboard the USS George Washington aircraft carrier near Eastern Samar, the Philippines, Nov. 20, 2013.

    The U.S. spent more than $600 billion on its military forces in 2012, the latest figures available. Here's a look at where the money went.

  • Pentagon to shrink Army to pre-World War II level Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 10:32 AM ET
    US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel.

    The U.S. government plans to shrink the Army in a new spending proposal. It would be the smallest force since before the Second World War.