According to a report, Russian President Putin told President Obama about the crash of the Malaysian jet in a pre-planned phone call, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.
It will probably be some time before we know what exactly happened, says Bob Francis, former NTSB vice chairman.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports there is no indication right now what might have happened to cause the crash of Malaysia Airline MH17.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports there is official confirmation from Malaysia Airlines.
At that altitude the airlines clearly thought they were free of danger, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.
The president is aware of news that a Malaysian jet has crashed in Eastern Ukraine, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.
Daragh McDowell, senior analyst at Maplecroft, recaps what is known about the Malaysia Airlines plane crash in eastern Ukraine.
A Malaysian passenger airline has crashed in the Ukraine near the Russian border. CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports Malaysian Airlines has confirmed losing contact with flight MH-17.
Republican Sen. Bob Corker applauds President Obama's newly imposed sanctions on Russia for its role in destabilizing Ukraine.
Russian President Putin warned that U.S. sanctions will take relations with Russia to a "dead end" and damage U.S. business interests.
Former British ambassador to Russia, Tony Brenton, says the sanctions agreed by EU leaders are "accentuating antagonism" between Russia and the West.
President Obama escalated sanctions against Russia on Wednesday by targeting a series of large banks and energy and defense firms.
Vladimir Putin swung through Latin America arranging energy deals—but that's not the only thing he hoped to achieve.
Martina Bozadzhieva, senior analyst for Central and Eastern Europe at Frontier Strategy group, discusses investing in Ukraine and Russia and says forecasting and putting targets are the main challenges.
S&P revised its outlook on Ukraine to stable from negative, saying the IMF program from April has helped improve the nation's economic situation.
Ukraine's deputy minister of foreign affairs Danylo Lubkivsky, says the government is ready to "conduct open and transparent" dialogue with Russia.
Jan Randolph, director of sovereign risk at IHS, says Putin's strategy to create a "Eurasian dream" has been a "disaster".
Ukraine's deputy minister of foreign affairs Danylo Lubkivsky, says Russia wants to stop Ukraine moving closer to the EU for fear of losing control in the region.
For those interested in putting money into the oil-rich nation, a new directive has made it more appealing.
Slovakia's proximity to Ukraine, which is in conflict with Russia, poses dangers, the Slovak deputy prime minister told CNBC.