The Hague arbitration court ordered Russia to pay $50 billion in damages to Yukos' former shareholders. Tim Osborne, director at GML, says Russia is likely to try and avoid paying.
Gabriel Stein, director of asset management services at Oxford Economics, says that neither the U.S. nor the EU will implement sanctions likely to deter Russia from supporting the rebels.
Alisa Lockwood, head of Europe/CIS country risk at IHS, says the EU is "not willing" to target Russian revenues from oil and gas.
Benedetto Della Vedova, Undersecretary of State at Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Italy, says tougher sanctions on Russia won't affect the Italian economy.
Viktor Shvets, Head of Strategy Research, Asia at Macquarie, says ongoing geopolitical tensions may go on "for years or even decades", which will drive oil prices higher.
Stefan Auer, Associate Professor at the University of Hong Kong, discusses Russian President Vladimir Putin's reaction to the MH17 plane tragedy.
Russia reacted angrily on Saturday to additional sanctions imposed by the European Union over Moscow's role in the Ukraine crisis.
"Meet the Press" moderator David Gregory weighs in on the escalating violence between Russia and Ukraine.
McDonald's has fallen victim to the increasing tensions between the U.S. and Russia. NBC's Jim Maceda explains.
Russia is launching artillery attacks from its soil on Ukrainian troops, according to the US and Ukraine.
NBC News' Jim Maceda reports Russia and the U.S. State Department engaged in a "war of words," and a potential sanction deal on Russia from Europe.
U.S. shale has put the country on the same terrain as Saudi Arabia and Russia. In the process, it may turn oil into a safe haven.
CNBC's Bob Pisani reports Herman Van Rompuy, president of the European Council, might be backing sanctions against Russia.
With the threat of further EU sanctions against Russia, CNBC talked to some leading European CEOs and CFOs about the potential impact of sanctions on their businesses. Here's what they had to say.
Neil Shearing, chief emerging markets economist at Capital Economics, says that Friday's rate hike by the Russian central bank is a "pre-emptive move" to forestall capital outflows ahead of sanctions.
Andrii Kuzmenko, acting Ukrainian ambassador to the U.K., says Russia would see a retaliation from Ukraine as grounds to invade and urges the EU and U.S. to implement sectorial sanctions.
Mujtaba Rahman, senior European analyst at Eurasia, says that harsher EU sanctions against Russia could be implemented next week and that Germany, France and the U.K. will feel the pain "equally".
Otilia Dhand, vice president at Teneo Intelligence, says the main effect of the sanctions on Russia will be to reduce investor confidence in the country.
Europe's top CEOs discuss how geopolitical tensions across the world have affected their business.
Discussing increasing tensions in Russia and Ukraine, and President Obama's strategy in dealing with these countries, and the risk to Europe, with former Ambassador Nicholas Burns to NATO & Greece.