Analysis from our award-winning international editor on the conflicts and political movements changing our world.
As we saw the crowds gathering round the Ukrainian armoured personnel carriers parked near the railway tracks in Kramatorsk we thought we might encounter a hostile crowd.
But in fact the atmosphere was peaceful. “We don’t want war” said a man called Ruslan who spoke English. “That’s why we don’t want them to come into the town.”
Lindsey Hilsum travels through the farmlands outside Donetsk with a convoy of pro-Russian separatists, as they move to confront a group of Ukrainian army soldiers.
Both sides in the Ukraine crisis want the world to hear their version of the truth. But it’s not easy when the gulf between word and deed is so great.
Lindsey Hilsum was living in the Rwandan capital when the killings began – but it was not before hundreds of thousands of lives were lost that she realised she was witnessing genocide.
The Islamist rebels who have been occupying the Crac des Chevaliers crusader castle near Homs probably didn’t spend much time contemplating the irony of it all.
Rebel fighters in besieged Douma say they will never surrender. But conditions for civilians are becoming desperate.
“I came downstairs with no problem, but our producer was shoved back into her room on the 4th floor, pistol to her neck, by a man in black. “
Hundreds of Crimeans queued at banks today, fearing that after Sunday’s referendum on rejoining Russia they won’t have access to their savings.
It wasn’t the best venue for the birth of the new Crimean army – but if you leave one country and join another in less than a month, you have to get on with it as best you can.
The soldiers came at midnight when the children were sleeping. Sabrie, who was ten, struggled to stay awake as her mother grabbed her little sister and two brothers.