Kim Sengupta

Kim Sengupta is Defence Correspondent at The Independent.

i Newspaper
 
TheIPaper
The Independent around the web
Pro-Russian gunmen guard the central square of Slovyansk, eastern Ukraine
Pro-Russian activists clash with police, before overpowering them

Ukraine crisis: ‘This is the people’s property now’ - riot police unable to stop pro-Russian activists from storming another symbol of Ukrainian state power

Riot police were powerless to stop the massed ranks of pro-Russian activists from storming another symbol of  Ukrainian state power. Kim Sengupta witnesses a dramatic day in Donetsk

A pro-Russian activist walks in front of Ukrainian riot police during a rally in Donetsk

Ukraine crisis: Mayor of second city Gennady Kernes fights for life after murder attempt is blamed on Kremlin

Country falls further into chaos with fears high-profile figures are now targets

Vyacheslav Ponomaryov, the self-proclaimed ‘People’s Mayor’ of Slovyansk, right, leans over Axel Schneider, one of eight military observers from the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe who were captured in eastern Ukraine and accused by Ponomaryov’s pro-Russian militia of spying for Nato. ‘They are prisoners of war,’ Ponomaryov told reporters at Slovyansk city hall.

Ukraine crisis: 'It's extraordinary that in 2014 there is a state which seems to want to recreate an empire' says Ukrainian intelligence officer who can decide fate of east Ukraine

A senior Ukrainian intelligence officer tells Kim Sengupta in Kramatorsk about the battle to convince civilians in the east of the country that their future lies with Kiev – not Moscow

Death on all sides: A barricade in Slovyansk with a tribute to a pro-Russian activist killed

Ukraine crisis: Death toll rises in a nation fearful of more bloodshed

Kim Sengupta reports from Slovyansk, where eight observers have been seized by separatists
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

Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?

Day In a Page

Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Let's talk about loss

We need to talk about loss

Secrecy and silence surround stillbirth
Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

Women may be better suited to space travel than men are
Oscar Pistorius sentencing: The athlete's wealth and notoriety have provoked a long overdue debate on South African prisons

'They poured water on, then electrified me...'

If Oscar Pistorius is sent to jail, his experience will not be that of other inmates
James Wharton: The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

Life after the Army has brought new battles for the LGBT activist James Wharton
Ebola in the US: Panic over the virus threatens to infect President Obama's midterms

Panic over Ebola threatens to infect the midterms

Just one person has died, yet November's elections may be affected by what Republicans call 'Obama's Katrina', says Rupert Cornwell
Premier League coaches join the RSC to swap the tricks of their trades

Darling, you were fabulous! But offside...

Premier League coaches are joining the RSC to learn acting skills, and in turn they will teach its actors to play football. Nick Clark finds out why
How to dress with authority: Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear

How to dress with authority

Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear
New book on Joy Division's Ian Curtis sheds new light on the life of the late singer

New book on Ian Curtis sheds fresh light on the life of the late singer

'Joy Division were making art... Ian was for real' says author Jon Savage
Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

The Bafta-winner talks Hollywood, being branded a psycho, and how Barbra Streisand is his true inspiration
Tim Minchin, interview: The musician, comedian and world's favourite ginger is on scorching form

Tim Minchin interview

For a no-holds-barred comedian who is scathing about woolly thinking and oppressive religiosity, he is surprisingly gentle in person
Boris Johnson's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Boris's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Many of us Brits still disapprove of conspicuous consumption – it's the way we were raised, says DJ Taylor
Ash frontman Tim Wheeler reveals how he came to terms with his father's dementia

Tim Wheeler: Alzheimer's, memories and my dad

Wheeler's dad suffered from Alzheimer's for three years. When he died, there was only one way the Ash frontman knew how to respond: with a heartfelt solo album