Ukraine's government and the U.S. condemn the referendum vote but Russia says the results should be respected, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera. Also an update on presidential elections in India.
The European Union will not recognize the "pseudo-referendum" in eastern Ukraine says Radoslaw Sikorski, Polish foreign minister, adding that it also refuses to recognize the annexation of Crimea.
Mikio Kumada, Executive Director & Global Strategist at LGT Capital Partners, explains why developments in Ukraine won't be dangerous enough to spur asset allocations out of the region.
John Herbst, Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine from 2003 to 2006, explains why the results of the referendum vote doesn't really reflect sentiment in the region.
Graeme Gill, Professor, Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney, says the referendum in east Ukraine may further strain ties between Kiev and pro-Russian forces.
President Vladimir Putin flew in to Crimea on Friday for parades marking the Soviet victory in World War Two.
Tony Brenton, former U.K. ambassador to Russia, says Russia is trying to "get the temperature down" regarding Ukraine and start a discussion process with the West.
Otilia Dhand, vice president at Teneo Intelligence, says Russia is interested in seeing Ukraine federalized rather than sending in troops to East Ukraine.
The U.S. disputes Russia's claims that its troops have been pulled back from the Ukrainian border, the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine tells CNBC
U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt, spoke to CNBC's Dina Gusovsky for more insight into the Ukrainian crisis as well as the Russian, EU, and American role in the conflict, more potential sanctions, and what we should expect to happen next.
The U.S. for the first time slapped sanctions on a Russian bank for its dealings with the Syrian government, which has been engaged in a civil war.
Are private equity firms ditching the big emerging markets? The short answer is no, despite recent disappointments.
Matthias Zieschang, CFO at Fraport, says the group is confident it will meet its guidance for the year and discusses how the Ukraine crisis could impact the group.
Coca-Cola is closing two of its juice plants in Russia, putting at risk hundreds of jobs in a business it brought four years ago.
Pro-Moscow separatists in eastern Ukraine ignored a public call by Russian President Vladimir Putin to postpone a referendum.
Geoffrey Pyatt, U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, discusses the mixed signals Putin is sending and if peace is possible in Ukraine.
If Russia were to invade Ukraine, the numbers indicate a one-sided affair. But the numbers don't tell the whole story.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports Russian President Putin is ready to have a dialogue to end the crisis in Ukraine.
The Russian leader is calling for separatist in eastern Ukraine to postpone the May 11th referendum, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.
As tensions in Ukraine escalate, power players from both sides of the conflict may be reaping benefits.