Kim Sengupta

Kim Sengupta is Defence Correspondent at The Independent.

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Diplomatic Channels: Each side in Ukraine crisis accuses the other of using foreign fighters. But what is the truth?

It is a key element in the ceasefire agreement signed between Kiev and the separatists last week that all foreign fighters must leave the country

An image grab taken from a video released by the Islamic State (IS) group through Al-Furqan Media via YouTube

John Cantlie video hints at Isis’s fear of Western air strikes

The use of the British hostage John Cantlie in a propaganda video without the threat of immediate violence against him shows that Isis is deeply apprehensive about impending Western military strikes, according to more moderate rebel groups in Syria.

An image grab of journalist John Cantlie taken from a video released by the Islamic State (IS) group through Al-Furqan Media via YouTube

John Cantlie: He was caught while going back to see the fighters who freed him

Kim Sengupta describes the remarkable sequence of events that led to the capture – and recapture – of journalist John Cantlie

A Soviet-era monument to Ukrainian- Russian co-operation in Kiev, which is facing a difficult winter this year

Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter

There’s no gas. The mines have been bombed. Kim Sengupta reports from Grabova on the bleak winter ahead

Rally call: Supporters of a united Ukraine sign its flag in Mariupol

Ukraine crisis: EU agrees a crucial Kiev trade delay to aid ceasefire

Putin said to have obtained surprise deal as the ‘price of peace’ in return for ensuring separatist fighters in the east stick to fragile truce

A Malaysian air crash investigator inspecting the crash site

MH17: Evidence at crash site exposed to the elements

Ukrainian separatists insist they are trying to help inquiry team but blame investigators for lack of action

Petro Poroshenko speaks during a press conference in the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol. The theme of his visit was ‘this is our land, we will not give it up for anyone’

Ukraine crisis: Poroshenko sends defiant message to pro-Russian separatists, but he reigns over a divided empire

Kim Sengupta was in Mariupol for Petro Poroshenko’s defiant message to the pro-Russian separatists who have torn Ukraine in two. But just 63 miles away, the opposition’s rally in Donetsk showed the scale of the task to unite the country

Ukrainian army soldiers check a burnt army truck on the outskirts of the key city of Mariupol

Ukraine crisis: Stories from a broken truce - ‘I saw my wife die in front of me. I couldn’t do anything to save her’

After only two days, and amid denials by separatists, the fragile ceasefire in Ukraine has been broken

Peacetime: A wrecked tank in eastern Ukraine yesterday

Ukraine ceasefire: A fragile peace breaks out in the east

Rebels make a grab for arms abandoned by Ukrainian forces as leaders prepare for talks
The Ukrainian government and separatist rebels agreed to a ceasefire amid flickering hopes of peace

Ukraine crisis: Fighting fizzles out as ceasefire agreed – but for how long?

Amid a mood of recrimination and mistrust on the ground, the prevalent feeling is the agreement will soon fall apart

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