2014/04/13/Kiev to launch full-scale military op as massive protests grip eastern Ukraine

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  • when: 2014/04/13
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  • source: RussiaToday (note: Russian propaganda outlet)
  • topics: Ukraine
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  • link: http://rt.com/news/donetsk-kharkov-protest-ukraine-280/
  • title: Kiev to launch "full-scale" military op as massive protests grip eastern Ukraine
  • summary: Thousands of pro-autonomy demonstrators rallied across eastern Ukraine, with the coup-imposed president in Kiev threatening to use military against the activists if they don't clear the seized government buildings by Monday morning."

Over 10,000 people have taken part in protests in different town and villages of the Donetsk Region in Ukraine, the local administration said.

In the region's capital, Donetsk, the local government headquarters still remain under the anti-Maidan activists' control. Sunday, one of the leaders of the recently-declared Donetsk People's Republic, Denis Pushilin, once again stressed the urgent need "to send activists, who'll prepare a referendum, to different towns of the Donetsk region" as he spoke at a rally in city's center.

The recruitment of volunteers, eager to travel to Slavyansk and other towns in eastern Ukraine where "an anti-terrorist operation" against the protestors by the Ukrainian security forces is underway, also took place during the rally. Over 100 people volunteered by mid-day Sunday, with buses already prepared to take them to their destinations.