Kim Sengupta

Kim Sengupta is Defence Correspondent at The Independent.

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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

Taken control: Pro-Russian activists guard the police station they seized in Slavyansk

Ukraine crisis: Pro-Russians step up attacks during clashes in east of the country

Masked gunmen are storming more government buildings, barricading roads and demanding a split from Kiev

Ukraine's prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk (center) speaks during his meeting with regional leaders in Donetsk, Ukraine

Ukraine crisis: Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk’s mission to prevent his country breaking up

Kim Sengupta reports from Donetsk, where tensions are growing and a ‘People’s Republic’ has been declared

Pro-Russian protesters guard a barricade outside the regional government building in Donetsk yesterday

Ukraine crisis: ‘If they storm us, they will end up killing a lot of civilians’, say pro-Russian occupiers of administrative building in Donetsk

Armed with Molotov cocktails, defended by razor wire, the separatists tell Kim Sengupta they are ready to fight Kiev’s forces

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