Kim Sengupta

Kim Sengupta is Defence Correspondent at The Independent.

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Colonel Manchur confronting Russian troops at the Belbek airbase earlier this month (Getty)

Ukraine crisis: Colonel captured during storming of Crimea's Belbek airbase set free

After deaths threats and imprisonment, the leader of Ukrainian military resistance is leaving Crimea

Oleksandr Muzychko, leader of the Right Sector, was said to have opened fire first

Ukraine crisis: Killing of ultra-nationalist leader causes more problems for new government in Kiev

Sashko Bily’s supporters call for retribution after what they claim was a contract killing

Colonel Yuli Mamchur, centre, was unwilling to hand over his air base to the Russians

Ukraine crisis: Fears grow for the missing Colonel Yuli Mamchur who stood up to the Russian invaders

Family and politicians warn symbol of Ukrainian defiance is in danger

Battle for Belbeck: The base is stormed

Ukraine crisis: Gunfire and explosions as Crimean base is stormed by Russian troops

Kim Sengupta reports from amid the gunfire and explosions during the seizure of Belbek military airport

Ukrainian border guards perform an exercise in anti-air attack during training at a military camp in the village of Alekseyevka on the Ukrainian-Russian border, eastern Ukraine

Ukraine crisis: Trapped forces are left with an impossible dilemma in Crimea as Russian endgame approaches

In a state no longer their own and with ‘Russian friends’ lost, servicemen are fearful

Russian soldiers patrol the area surrounding the Ukrainian military unit in Perevalnoye, outside Simferopol

Ukraine crisis: Tensions run high in the once-relaxed Crimean city of Yevpatoria

This time last year, Christians, Muslims and Jews had gathered at the Asheq Omer Park to celebrate the peace and understanding between the different faiths in their ancient city. Today, the mosque next door is guarded by volunteers during the night, while an alarm system and surveillance cameras have been installed, and records are being kept of incidents of intimidation.

The commander of the Russian Black Sea Fleet Alexander Vitko leaves the Ukrainian navy headquarters after negotiating with those inside

Ukraine crisis: New face of Crimea revealed after naval base is stormed

Kim Sengupta reports on masked troops, insulting acts, humiliated sailors – and a missing admiral

A Russian military man sits on top of a Russian military personnel carrier outside a Ukrainian military base on March 18, 2014 in Simferopol, Ukraine

Crimea crisis: Fears of war grow as Ukrainian officer is killed at military base in Simferopol

Ukraine warns of military action as Russia’s annexation of Crimea leads to firefight

Split vote: Crimean flags raised in Simferopol’s Lenin Square

Ukraine crisis: The last days of a united nation

The referendum will go ahead in spite of Russia's isolation

In the grounds of the Livadia Palace, Yalta, during the Three Power Conference the British wartime Prime Minister Sir Winston Leonard Spencer

Crimea crisis: Echoes from history as big powers look to Yalta

Conference of the three leaders in February 1945 was an attempt to usher stability and peace

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