Canada’s powerful Ukrainian diaspora is not content to leave the defence of their homeland up to Ottawa
Feb 26, 2015
‘The Chechen people came to our aid because they understand all too well what invasion by the Russian terrorists means,’ mourners told at memorial for an old enemy of Vladimir Putin’s
Feb 25, 2015
‘I am not happy, neither with Minsk nor with the format of talks,’ Arseniy Yatsenyuk says
Feb 20, 2015
As Arseniy Yatsenyuk sees it, Russia won’t stop until his country is reduced to a ‘failed state’
Feb 20, 2015
Emerging from the bloodshed is something that arguably didn’t exist before the country’s convulsions: a genuine sense of national identity, perhaps even unity
Feb 19, 2015
Rebels capture strategic railway town that links the main rebel-held cities of Donetsk and Lugansk
Feb 18, 2015
Fate of agreement likely hinges on what happens in the previously unknown Debaltseve
Feb 15, 2015
The language of the deal is little different from a ceasefire signed last September – and that one didn’t last long
Feb 12, 2015
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko emerged from marathon talks in the Belarusian capital of Minsk to give separate press conferences announcing that a ceasefire would begin at midnight on Feb. 15
Feb 12, 2015
As both sides seek to renew ceasefire, Putin demands autonomy for rebel regions and an assurance Ukraine will not join NATO, while Poroshenko threatens martial law
Feb 11, 2015
Mark MacKinnon is currently based in London, where he is The Globe and Mail's Senior International Correspondent. In that posting he has reported on the Syrian refugee crisis, the rise of Islamic State, the war in eastern Ukraine and Scotland's independence referendum.
Mark recently spent five years as the newspaper's Beijing correspondent. There he won accolades for his investigations into the garment industry in Asia - as well as the Canadian-listed companies Sino-Forest and Silvercorp - and for his reporting from the 2011 tsunami and nuclear disaster in Japan.
Mark has also been posted to the Middle East and Moscow for The Globe and Mail. He has covered the arrival of Canada's troops in Afghanistan, the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, Russia's war in Chechnya, the Orange Revolution in Ukraine and the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah conflict.
A four-time National Newspaper Award winner, Mark is also the author of The New Cold War: Revolutions, Rigged Elections and Pipeline Politics - which was published in 2007 by Random House - and The China Diaries, an e-book of his train travels through the Middle Kingdom along with photographer John Lehmann.
He has interviewed many world leaders, including former Israeli president Shimon Peres, Jordan's King Abdullah II and Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi.