The Russian news media is backing President Putin while disputing U.S. crash allegations, reports NBC's Jim Maceda.
NBC's Keir Simmons reports of fighting near a railway station in east Ukraine's Donetsk as crash investigators arrive.
Roman Popadiuk, former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, and Angela Stent, Georgetown University professor, discuss the likelihood of increased sanction against Russia and supplying military support to Ukraine.
Secretary Kerry is headed to the Middle East in hopes of brokering a peace deal between the Palestinians and Israel, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers. Also a look at growing concerns in the U.S. over who was responsible for the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.
Nina Khrushcheva, The New School professor, discusses the fallout from Russian's relationship with separatists and imposing additional sanctions on Russia. Let's push Putin and see how scared he gets, suggests Khrushcheva.
Ben White, CNBC contributor, shares his thoughts on the likelihood of imposing tougher sanctions on Russia.
NBC's Jim Maceda reports anger is rising over the handling of the remains of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, and Russian President Putin appears unwilling to cut his ties with Ukrainian separatist.
Dutch forensic investigators have arrived in Donetsk, Ukraine, says Paul Sonne, reporter for the Wall Street Journal, amid reports of fighting between armed forces and rebels at the airport and railway station.
Charles Robertson, global chief economist at Renaissance Capital, comments on Russian sanctions and explains why "Iran-style" sanctions are unlikely.
Ukraine is ready to transfer the international investigation of the MH17 crash to the Netherlands, including the bodies of the victims, says Ukraine's prime minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, strongly condemning the perpetrators.
Andrii Kuzmenko, acting Ukrainian ambassador to the U.K, discusses Ukraine's fight against separatist groups and the country's position on Russia.
Nicholas Spiro, managing director at Spiro Sovereign Strategy, says markets have been giving Russian president, Vladimir Putin, "the benefit of the doubt" but are becoming more sensitive to geopolitical events.
Sweden's Minister of Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt, claims that Russia supplied the missile system that was allegedly used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.
Joseph Dayan, U.K. managing director at BCS, says only tougher sanctions from the European Union will "budge" Russian markets.
Ben Goldsmith, Associate Professor in the Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney, says more European involvement is needed to increase the effect of sanctions on Russia.
Colin Chapman, President, NSW at Australian Institute of International Affairs, says Europe may be hesitant to support more sanctions on Russia due to trade relations and energy reliance.
Simon Gross Hodge, Head of Investment Advisory at LGT Bank Singapore, advises investors to stay invested in stock markets but take up some form of protection amid geopolitical risks.
Jeffrey Halley, Senior Manager of FX Trading at Saxo Capital Markets, says the greenback is a safe trade amid geopolitical risks and the outlook for global monetary policy.
Hans Weber, President at Tecop International, says Ukrainian forces are located too far away to shoot down the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.
Tim Condon, Head of Research for Asia at ING Financial Markets, says accommodative policies by central banks make it difficult for any event "to be big enough to increase volatility."