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  • Putin will take over eastern Ukraine: Strategist Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 5:28 PM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with Russian and local figures of culture at the Chekhov museum in Yalta, Crimea.

    One strategist said the conflict will continue, with Russia taking over eastern Ukraine.

  • Russia media reaction Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 2:21 PM ET
    An armed man in military fatigues stands guard outside a regional administration building seized by pro-Russian separatists in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk on April 27, 2014.

    What's the Russian government thinking? CNBC's Dina Gusovsky reports on how the media is interpreting their message.

  • Putin's next move? Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 2:04 PM ET
    Putin's next move?

    Peter Brookes, The Brookes, The Heritage Foundation, and Gen. Barry McCaffrey, NBC Military analyst, discuss unrest between Russia and Ukraine and the U.S.'s security interest.

  • Traders move to shore up defenses before weekend Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 12:06 PM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Traders jumped into a defensive posture before the weekend, selling stocks and adding to bond positions after Ukrainian artillery destroyed part of a Russian armored column.

  • Putin mercenaries losing in Ukraine: McFaul Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 11:04 AM ET
    Putin mercenaries losing in Ukraine: McFaul

    Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, shares his thoughts on reports that Ukraine forces took out Russian military personnel in Ukraine. McFaul says Putin has not been doing well in terms of strategy in Ukraine.

  • Concerns of re-escalation in Russia Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 10:55 AM ET
    Concerns of re-escalation in Russia

    Ukraine forces have engaged Russian troops and destroyed part of a military unit entering from Russia. CNBC's reports Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the details.

  • Pisani: Putin moved market Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 4:27 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    CNBC's Bob Pisani explains how Vladimir Putin impacted trading activity today.

  • Putin huge factor on markets: Trader Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 4:22 PM ET
    Putin huge factor on markets: Trader

    Stocks rose Thursday on comments by Vladimir Putin. Jeffrey Mankoff, CSIS Russia and Eurasia Program, and Jon Najarian, Optionmonster.com, provide perspective to the activity.

  • Global checkup: Europe & emerging markets Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 1:04 PM ET
    Global checkup: Europe & emerging markets

    CNBC's Seema Mody reports on S&P 500 stocks with European exposure; and Dominic Chu reports which emerging markets rely on developed markets.

  • Roundup of bad European data Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 1:01 PM ET
    Roundup of bad European data

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera provides insight to how the global market reacted to a weak German GDP number, and other bad data.

  • Putin: Russia doesn't want war or confrontation Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 10:16 AM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech near Yalta, Crimea, Aug. 14, 2014.

    In annexed Crimea, Putin says Russia would do its utmost to stop the bloodshed in Ukraine, where forces are fighting a pro-Russian rebellion in the east.

  • Dmitry Medvedev, Russia's Prime Minister.

    Activists hacked the Twitter account of the Russian Prime Minister on Thursday to announce he was resigning from government.

  • Putin's ploy a 'PR strategy': Expert Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 7:32 AM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin

    Nina Khrushcheva, The New School associate professor, discusses Russia's offer of humanitarian aid for Ukraine and whether it's an incursion plan by President Putin. I don't think Putin wants to invade, says Khrushcheva.

  • Putin convoy heads towards border Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 6:22 AM ET
    Putin convoy heads towards border

    Ukraine has called Russia's dispatch of an aid convoy a "cynical act designed to fan a pro-Russian rebellion. David Adesnik, American Enterprise Institute, talks about Putin's likely next move.

  • Massive aid convoy leaves Moscow: Report Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 10:33 AM ET
    Massive aid convoy leaves Moscow: Report

    Russia media is reporting that a massive aid convoy consisting of 280 trucks carrying food and power generators is heading to Russian backed rebels in Ukraine. CNBC's Simon Hobbs has the details of Putin's latest move.

  • Putin to go to Crimea to address parliament Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 7:48 AM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a government meeting on the Russian economy on July 30, 2014 in Moscow, Russia.

    Russia's President Putin will address members of the Crimean government and parliament while in the breakaway region on Thursday.

  • Stocks squeeze out gains; geopolitics, data eyed Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 4:20 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York.

    U.S. stocks pared gains in light volume trading on Monday as investors looked for signs of easing in geopolitical tensions.

  • Vladimir Putin's personal survival Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 3:37 PM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin

    Hermitage Capital Management CEO Bill Browder, says Putin's main motivation with Ukraine is not about geopolitics or NATO, but rather his personal survival as Russia's president.

  • Russia coordinating aid to Ukraine: Putin Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 12:24 PM ET
    Employees of a small private company sort items to be distributed to victims of the crisis in eastern Ukraine at a collection point in Krasnoyarsk, July 3, 2014. The humanitarian aid is being collected in cooperation with the regional office of the Russian Red Cross.

    But a Ukrainian spokesman says Russia has massed 45,000 troops on the Ukraine border, backed by an array of heavy equipment.

  • Bulls return; Europe closes higher; DAX shines Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 11:42 AM ET

    European markets closed higher on Monday, following suit with Asia after a turnaround on Wall Street on Friday.