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  • Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin.

    This is what Putin wants to accomplish in Ukraine, and it's beginning to look like that may happen, a military expert says.

  • Putin's objective; When does he stop?

    Col. Jack Jacobs, MSNBC military analyst, discusses Russian President Vladimir Putin's motives.

  • What is Ukraine's economic outlook?

    Is Russia's strongest card the fact that its economy is stronger than Ukraine's? Timothy Ash, head of Emergind Market research at Standard Bank, weighs in with his thoughts.

  • Ukrainian servicemen leave an area near Debaltseve, Ukraine, Feb. 18, 2015.

    Experts are casting doubt on how much effect new European Union sanctions will have on Russia's economy.

  • Cease-fire: Financial assistance trumps military

    Barry Eichengreen, professor of economics and political science at Berkeley University, says that meaningful financial assistance for Ukraine would be more effective than military intervention from the West.

  • Ukraine-Russia ceasefire 'won't work': Kiev Post

    Brian Bonner, chief editor of the Kiev Post, says the cease-fire negotiated between Russia and Ukraine will not work, following reports of continued fighting despite the deal.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin

    Despite having lost millions of dollars because of sanctions against Russia, the rich there still support their leader.

  • Members of the Ukrainian armed forces ride on an armored personnel carrier near Debaltseve, Ukraine, February 12, 2015.

    Despite a tentative cease-fire and multibillion-dollar IMF aid package, Ukraine's economy remains in peril.

  • Vladimir Putin

    Former Clinton Deputy Treasury Secretary Roger Altman tells CNBC it's too early to say if the Russia-Ukraine cease-fire is a good deal.

  • Russia looks 'profoundly weak': Roger Atlman

    Evercore Partners Chairman Roger Altman, shares his thoughts on Russia's economy and whether sanctions are working to keep Putin in check.

  • Ukrainian servicemen load rockets before launching them toward pro-Russian separatist forces outside Debaltseve, eastern Ukraine February 8, 2015.

    The cease-fire agreement is only hours old and doesn't start until Sunday, but analysts fear the deal will fail.

  • Minsk agreement: Must be implemented

    Discussing the ceasefire deal reached between Russia and Ukraine, Rob Carnell, chief international economist at ING, says while it's a positive start, there needs to be an "implementation on the ground" to ensure that the agreement follows through.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin attends peace talks over Eastern Ukraine.

    A cease-fire between Russia and Ukraine will start Sunday, Russian President Vladimir Putin says.

  • Geopolitics:  Russia makes its case

    As Russian president Vladimir Putin heads to Egypt, Chris Weafer, senior partner at Macro-Advisory says Putin's aim is to show everyone else that Russia is still relevant and a player in geopolitics.

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets with President Obama in the Oval Office, Feb. 9, 2015.

    President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel reaffirm sanctions until Moscow complies with international law.

  • Lew: Russian economy not good

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew discussed whether the current level of sanctions on Russia are working, and Greece's future.

  • Lew: Tamp down rhetoric on Greece

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew discusses what concerns him about Greece's possible exit from the euro zone and whether sanctions are impacting Russia.

  • Treasury Secretary Jack Lew testifies before the Senate Finance Committee on Capitol Hill, February 5, 2015 in Washington.

    The U.S. economy has achieved sustainable growth, but wages remain a problem, the Treasury secretary told CNBC in an exclusive interview.

  • Russia talks: Will we see a ceasefire?

    Angela Merkel and François Hollande are in Russia to discuss a ceasefire. Joseph Dayan, head of markets at BCS Financial Group, weighs in on whether it will successful.

  • Warren Buffett Berkshire Hathaway

    Business magnate Warren Buffett said Wednesday he is planting his flag in Western Europe.