" The purpose of this attack to protect the people , " said President of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov , as quoted by Reuters on Wednesday ( 04/16/2014 ) .
The attack took place after the protesters had occupied the administrative offices in cities including Donetsk Ukraine .
Turchynov added , " regardless of Russian troops and the demonstrators , there are approximately hundreds of thousands of people deceived by the propaganda of the Russian Ukraine , and that is why we take the anti - terrorist act carefully and responsibly . "
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Previously Russia requested that the Kiev government not to use force in dealing with the demonstrators . Russian Security Council urged the United Nations to take immediate action .
Seeing the action, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said in a facebook account " once more bloodshed in Ukraine will trigger a civil war . "
According to the report , Russia has approximately 40 thousand troops gathered on the borders of Ukraine after the annexation of the Crimea in the last month .