2014 East Ukraine crisis

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Template:Campaignbox Post-Soviet conflicts The East Ukraine crisis, also referred to as the uprising in eastern Ukraine, is an ongoing crisis which began on April 6, 2014, when protesters seized a number of government buildings in the East Ukraine, namely in the Donetsk, Lugansk, and Kharkov regions.[1][2][3][4]

Timeline

  • April 6
    • Pro-Russian protesters seize the Donetsk regional state administration
    • Protesters seize the building of the regional Security Service department in Lugansk[5]
  • April 8
    • The Kharkiv RSA building is retaken by Ukrainian special forces.[7]
  • April 12
    • Armed men seize the police station and the Slavyansk headquarters of the Ukrainian Security Service[8]
    • Armed men seize the police station in Krasnyi Lyman[8]
  • April 13
    • De-facto acting President of Ukraine Oleksander Turchinov in his address to the nation gives the protesters until 6 in the morning to disarm. If they don't, a "full-scale anti-terrorist operation" will be launched. Turchinov also states that Russia was behind the events and called on the West for help in "preventing a civil war".[9]

References

  1. "BBC News - As it happened East Ukraine crisis". BBC News. 2014-04-15. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-27008054. 
  2. "WRAPUP 8-Separatists tighten grip on east Ukraine, EU agrees more sanctions on Moscow". Reuters. 2014-04-14. http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/14/ukraine-crisis-idUSL6N0N614A20140414. 
  3. "Ukraine crisis: Pro-Russia forces lay siege to official buildings in east – live". The Guardian. 2014-04-14. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/14/ukraine-deadline-withdraw-cities-approaches. 
  4. "Pro-Russian protesters seize govt buildings in Ukraine's Donetsk, Lugansk and Kharkov". Russia Today. 2014-04-06. http://rt.com/news/ukraine-donetsk-protest-russia-733. 
  5. "В Луганске митингующие захватили здание Службы безопасности Украины". Komsomolskaya Pravda. 2014-04-06. http://www.kp.ru/online/news/1704083/. 
  6. "Pro-Russia activists declare establishment of "Kharkiv people’s republic"". Focus Information Agency. 2014-04-07. http://www.focus-fen.net/news/2014/04/07/332351/pro-russia-activists-declare-establishment-of-kharkiv-peoples-republic.html. 
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  8. 8.0 8.1 "Armed pro-Russian extremists launch coordinated attacks in Donetsk Oblast, seize regional police headquarters, set up checkpoints (UPDATE)". Kyiv Post. 2014-04-12. http://www.kyivpost.com/content/ukraine/armed-pro-russian-extremists-seize-police-stations-in-donetsks-slavyansk-shaktarysk-fail-to-take-donetsk-prosecutors-office-343195.html. 
  9. "Ukraine gives separatists deadline to disarm". RTÉ News. 2014-04-13. http://www.rte.ie/news/2014/0413/608567-ukraine/. 

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