Kim Sengupta

Kim Sengupta is Defence Correspondent at The Independent.

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Masked pro-Russian militants refurbish old rifles at their camp in Slovyansk in eastern Ukraine yesterday. The Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, has accused the West of making ‘one-sided demands’

Ukraine crisis: Helicopter gunship blown up and international observers held by gunmen as violence escalates

Government aircraft is targeted at supposedly secure military base

Ukrainian security force officers are deployed at a checkpoint set on fire and left by pro-Russian separatists near Slaviansk
Crowds gather yesterday for the funeral of local men who were killed in a gunfight in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk

Ukraine crisis: A moment of dignity for the dead then the recriminations fly

In his sermon Father Nicolai dwelt on the parable of Cain and Abel; brother slaying brother; the calamity of a house divided: three generations of one family sobbed in the corner holding on to each other, three bodies lay in open caskets, heaped in flowers, the dead from Ukraine’s internecine strife.

One for the album: The barricaded secret service building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Lugansk, which was taken over by pro-Russian separatists

The new people’s republic of east Ukraine

In the power vacuum, a new government starts to form

A fighter jet flies above as Ukrainian soldiers sit on an armoured personnel carrier in Kramatorsk, Ukraine

Ukraine crisis latest: Donetsk unmoved by Geneva accord

For the men facing off at the airport, the multinational peace deal is meaningless

Vladimir Putin after his annual live call-in broadcast in Moscow yesterday; the President reiterated that he had the right to send in troops to Ukraine and poured scorn on the threat of sanctions

Ukraine crisis: The ugly side of Russia’s ‘liberation’ of its neighbour

A victim of a stun grenade attack in Mariupol tells Kim Sengupta that the current tensions could set Ukrainian against Ukrainian for years

Ukrainian soldiers fly the flag on top of their armoured vehicle in Kramatorsk

Ukraine crisis: Chaos, confusion and itchy trigger fingers reign in the east as Kiev begins ‘anti-terrorist’ mission

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'

Ukrainian army troops receive ammunition in a field on the outskirts of Izyum in eastern Ukraine

Ukraine crisis: Helicopter gunships take country closer to all-out war

Ukrainian troops use helicopters to seize back airport held by pro-Russian militiamen while ground forces gather around separatist stronghold of Slovyansk

Pro-Russia protesters storm the regional police station in Horlivka, near Donetsk

Ukraine crisis: How spontaneous are the pro-Russian protests breaking out in the east?

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

Pro-Russian separatists seizing a police building at the weekend in Slovyansk, eastern Ukraine. Troops in uniform without insignia have appeared as in Crimea

Ukraine crisis: Kiev confronts pro-Russia forces in bloody attempt to retain eastern half of country

West accuses Moscow of orchestrating upheaval that threatens security consensus that ended the Cold War

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