Kiev Junta announces ATO
|Date||2014/04/15 00:00:00 - Present|
|Description||Acting President, Olexander Turchynov, announces start of "anti-terrorist operation" against Donbas protestors.|
From a BBC Europe report:
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". 
It is 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. Asit turned out, thismarked 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.
- Turchynov announces anti-terror move in eastern Ukraine - Kiev Post 15 April 2014
- Ukraine says Donetsk 'anti-terror operation' under way - BBC Europe report 16 April 2014