Ukraine must "decide for itself" says Russian Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev, adding that the country is not ready for an advanced economic partnership with the European Union.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says that the sanctions against Russia have been "absolutely destructive" in terms of relations with Western countries.
Donald Gimbel, CIO, Global Equities at Geneva Investment Management of Chicago and Dean Cheng, Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, agree that pragmatism is the key factor fueling China-Russia ties.
Oil prices should stay at their currently low levels, or drop further, due to a "perfect storm" of risk factors.
Russia and Venezuela both need higher oil prices to balance their budgets, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.
Tatiana Orlova, senior economist for Russia, CIS and Israel at RBS, discusses the possibility of Russian capital controls and the ruble weakness.
Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov, says the country is a still "very profitable" for companies operating there.
China hopes that the $400 billion deal can cement its status as a stable energy supplier, says Hans Hendrischke, Professor of Chinese Business and Management at University of Sydney Business School.
Colin Chapman, President of the New South Wales chapter of the Australian Institute of International Affairs, discusses the significance of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's visit to Moscow this week.
Europol warns that hackers are targeting global banks, The London Evening Standard reports on Saturday, aiming to steal as much as $1 billion.
Chinese and German politicians on Friday acknowledged that a stimulus might be needed. Cramer thinks this is a step in the right direction.
Andriy Kobolev, CEO of state gas firm Naftogaz, has one of the toughest jobs in the energy industry. It isn't getting easier.
Andriy Kobolev is only 36, but he's already the CEO and Chairman of Naftogaz Ukraine, a company he refers to as one of the biggest energy monopolies in Europe. Kobolev sat down with CNBC's Dina Gusovsky to discuss his concerns over not being able to reach a deal for gas with Gazprom and whether or not Russia could cut supplies altogether.
Ben van Beurden, CEO of Royal Dutch Shell, says the sanctions on Russia will be temporary and not all of the company's projects in the country are on hold.
Christopher Granville, managing director of Trusted Sources, says the impact of the Ukraine crisis has been to "destabilize" the Russian business elite.
Discussing cheaper gas in the U.S., and the economic effects in Russia and globally, with Tom Kloza, Gasbuddy.com chief oil analyst.
This week's poor German data are the latest sign the "strongman" of Europe is weakening. We take a look at why Germany could be losing its clout.
Chris Weafer, senior partner at Macro-Advisory, says the weakness in the Russian ruble is due to a weak oil price.
New data show just how dramatically investors began abandoning Russia after the Kremlin began working to destabilize Ukraine.
Alastair Newton, senior political analyst at Nomura, says it is unlikely that Ukraine will be able to join the European Union by the 2020 timetable due to the continuing turmoil in the country.