"2014 Ukraine coup/Anti-Terrorist-Operation"

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Event.png 2014 Ukraine coup/Anti-Terrorist-Operation(“Counter-terrorism”,  2014 Ukraine coup/Civil war,  2022 Russian Invasion of Ukraine,  Encirclement of Russia) Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
Date15 April 2014 - 24 February 2022
AbbreviationATO
DescriptionOlexander Turchynov, as acting President of Ukraine, announced the start of "anti-terrorist operation" against Donbas protestors in 2014.

The "Anti-Terrorist-Operation" (ATO) was meant to bring the the areas that separated after the coup under Ukrainian government control again by military means.[1]

From the start it basically came down to war crimes [2][3][4][5] and killing of civilians mainly by heavy weapons fire on residential areas after the initial phase of the war. Torture,[6] executions and mass graves have been reported and are documented by the Luhansk and Donbas government.[7][8]

BBC Europe reported:

Ukraine's acting President Olexander Turchynov has announced the start of an "anti-terrorist operation" (ATO) against pro-Russian separatists.

He told parliament it was being conducted "stage by stage, in a responsible... manner". [9]

It was clear from Turchynov's announcement that the Junta expected to secure full control and compliance in the South-Eastern parts of the country with relative ease. As it turned out, this marked the beginning of what has become a protracted and bloody civil war with the junta using all the military power at its disposal against its own citizens.

War crimes

White books on war crimes have been published by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs since November 2013:

Another white book by the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation was published in 2015.[10][11]

 

Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
File:White Book-2.pdfreportJune 2014White Book update - on violations of human rights and the rule of law in Ukraine between April and mid-June 2014
File:White Book.pdfreport5 May 2014Russian Ministry of Foreign AffairsA White Book on violations of human rights and the rule of law in Ukraine since November 2013, released by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 5 May 2014


References

  1. http://www.kyivpost.com/content/ukraine-abroad/associated-press-turchynov-announces-anti-terror-move-in-eastern-ukraine-343581.html
  2. https://www.newsweek.com/evidence-war-crimes-committed-ukrainian-nationalist-volunteers-grows-269604 saved at Archive.org saved at Archive.is
  3. George Eliason - 10/2/2014 - Ukraine: The Unspeakable Horror of Poroshenko's Peace / Article page 1 (saved at Archive.org saved at Archive.is) / Article page 2 (saved at Archive.org saved at Archive.is) / Article page 3 (saved at Archive.org saved at Archive.is)
  4. George Eliason - 11/7/2014 - Ukraine 2nd Day of Heavy Fighting | Kiev Shells Sports Facility Killing Children and ADMITS NO RUSSIAN TROOPS PRESENT I / Article page 1 (saved at Archive.org saved at Archive.is) / Article page 2 (saved at Archive.org saved at Archive.is) / Article page 3 (saved at Archive.org saved at Archive.is)
  5. https://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/report_pdf/ukraine0716web_2.pdf saved at Archive.org
  6. https://www.osce.org/files/f/documents/e/7/233896.pdf saved at Archive.org
  7. http://archive.today/2022.03.16-001821/https://nitter.net/gheliason/media?cursor=HBaAgLnFn7n2wCkAAA%3D%3D
  8. https://www.greanvillepost.com/2021/09/18/lpr-and-dpr-repatriate-ukraines-war-victims-graphic/ saved at Archive.org saved at Archive.is
  9. Ukraine says Donetsk 'anti-terror operation' under way - BBC Europe report 16 April 2014
  10. https://india.mid.ru/en/news/the_tragedy_of_southeastern_ukraine_the_white_book_of_crimes_by_the_investigative_committee_of_the_r/ saved at Archive.org saved at Archive.is
  11. https://alethonews.com/2016/02/22/white-book-of-crimes-report-on-war-crimes-by-pro-kiev-forces-in-donbass-released-in-english/