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2014 East Ukraine crisis

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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]


  • 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 7
    • People occupying the Donetsk RSA declare the Donetsk People's Republic
    • People occupying the building of the Kharkiv RSA declare the Kharkiv People's Republic[6]
  • 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]


  1. "BBC News - As it happened East Ukraine crisis". BBC News. 2014-04-15.
  2. "WRAPUP 8-Separatists tighten grip on east Ukraine, EU agrees more sanctions on Moscow". Reuters. 2014-04-14.
  3. "Ukraine crisis: Pro-Russia forces lay siege to official buildings in east – live". The Guardian. 2014-04-14.
  4. "Pro-Russian protesters seize govt buildings in Ukraine's Donetsk, Lugansk and Kharkov". Russia Today. 2014-04-06.
  5. "В Луганске митингующие захватили здание Службы безопасности Украины". Komsomolskaya Pravda. 2014-04-06.
  6. "Pro-Russia activists declare establishment of "Kharkiv people's republic"". Focus Information Agency. 2014-04-07.
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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.
  9. "Ukraine gives separatists deadline to disarm". RTÉ News. 2014-04-13.

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