Kim Sengupta is Defence Correspondent at The Independent.
Ukraine crisis: Chaos, confusion and itchy trigger fingers reign in the east as Kiev begins ‘anti-terrorist’ mission
17 April 2014 05:51 AM
The first 24 hours of the operation has seen Ukrainian APCs flying Russian flags and a general attacked by a crowd for obeying the orders of a 'fascist regime'
15 April 2014 08:36 AM
Ukrainian troops use helicopters to seize back airport held by pro-Russian militiamen while ground forces gather around separatist stronghold of Slovyansk
15 April 2014 12:00 AM
The Kiev administration continues to talk tough, as it did while losing Crimea, as Horlivka becomes the latest city where state institutions have passed into the hands of separatists
Ukraine crisis: Kiev confronts pro-Russia forces in bloody attempt to retain eastern half of country
14 April 2014 12:01 AM
West accuses Moscow of orchestrating upheaval that threatens security consensus that ended the Cold War
13 April 2014 12:00 AM
Masked gunmen are storming more government buildings, barricading roads and demanding a split from Kiev
12 April 2014 12:00 AM
Kim Sengupta reports from Donetsk, where tensions are growing and a ‘People’s Republic’ has been declared
Ukraine crisis: ‘If they storm us, they will end up killing a lot of civilians’, say pro-Russian occupiers of administrative building in Donetsk
10 April 2014 07:01 PM
Armed with Molotov cocktails, defended by razor wire, the separatists tell Kim Sengupta they are ready to fight Kiev’s forces
08 April 2014 07:38 PM
Listening to the choir of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in the sunshine at Yalta, Ilya Drozdov, a key figure in the Duma’s committee to “reintegrate” former Soviet states, confidently told me: “Crimea will join us within a few weeks, the east and the south within four or five months.
Diplomatic Channels: Karzai is going nowhere fast, so Western powers ought to maintain good relations
08 April 2014 09:18 AM
One evening last week, away from the crowds, the vibrancy and violence of the election campaign, Hamid Karzai hosted a dinner for two of the candidates. One was Zalmai Rassoul, a long-term ally, the other Abdullah Abdullah, a long-term adversary.
Afghan election: Aftermath of presidential vote could be long, drawn-out affair in search for successor to Hamid Karzai
05 April 2014 12:00 AM
Getting Afghans to vote for a new president will not be a problem, but after ballots have been cast – with no clear successor to Hamid Karzai likely – the new leader may not be found until the autumn, writes Kim Sengupta
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