- President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have threatened to increase Russian sanctions, if the country does not work to de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine. U.S. officials believe pro-Russian separatists are receiving a steady flow of weapons and fighters from Russia.
- With the authorization from President Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine this week has been advancing on rebel strongholds along its eastern border.
- ETFs: RSX, RUSL, RSXJ, ERUS, RUSS, RBL, RUDR
at Nasdaq.com (Nov 18, 2014)