Administratively, it has been the centre of Donetsk Oblast, while historically, it is the unofficial capital and largest city of the larger economic and cultural Donets Basin (Donbas) region. Donetsk is adjacent to another major city of Makiivka and along with other surrounding cities forms a major urban sprawl and conurbation in the region. Donetsk has been a major economic, industrial and scientific centre of Ukraine with a high concentration of companies and a skilled workforce.
The Donetsk People's Republic (DPR or DNR) (Russian:Доне́цкая Наро́дная Респу́блика, tr.Donétskaya Naródnaya Respúblika;IPA:[dɐˈnʲɛtskəjə nɐˈrodnəjə rʲɪˈspublʲɪkə], Ukrainian:Донецька Народна Республіка, Donets'ka Narodna Respublika) is an unrecognized state, supported by several rebel groups based in the Donetsk oblast of Ukraine, where it controls territory. In Ukraine, it is considered to be a terrorist organisation. The Donetsk People's Republic is a self-proclaimed state whose existence is unrecognized by the international community, which receives humanitarian and military support from Russia. It was also a constituent state of the self-proclaimed confederation of Novorossiya (referencing the corresponding historical region and its name), and since February 2015 assigned itself the status of successor to the historic self-declared Donetsk–Krivoy Rog Soviet Republic. On 20 May 2015 the leadership of the Federal State of Novorossiya announced the termination of the confederation 'project'.
Her call came as Belta, Belarus’s state-run news agency, reported 48 children from the Donetsk, Luhansk and Zaporizhia regions arrived in the country, a close Russian ally, for a “three week holiday” on Tuesday ... Talai, the charity’s head, was quoted as saying by the news agency.
HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Just playing is a small victory for Shakhtar Donetsk, though the Ukrainian champions won’t stop there ...SportsNews ... The club represents the city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine but hasn’t played there in nearly a decade since the city was taken over by Russia-backed separatist forces in 2014.
East2West) ... His death was first reported yesterday by Alexander Khodakovsky, deputy head of Rosgvardiya, Russia’s national guard, in annexed Donetsk. ‘Today we were deeply hurt by the news of his death ... Social media/East2West) ... More ... Get in touch with our news team by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more stories like this, check our news page.
The strikes disrupted Ukrainian troop supplies in Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia and eliminated a significant portion of their armaments ... According to state news agency Ukrinform, these clashes involved eight missile attacks, 57 air strikes, and over 30 attacks with multiple rocket launchers on Ukrainian troop positions and populated areas.
A huge blue-and-yellow Ukranian national flag flew for hours over the Russia-held city of Donetsk as it held sham elections Saturday ... The flag was released in Avdiivka, about 15 miles north of Donetsk, to celebrate its anniversary Saturday ... “It flew over Donetsk.” ... The flag flying over Donetsk.Social media/east2west news.
(MENAFN - UkrinForm) Residents of the Russian-controlled area of Ukraine's Donetsk region are now receiving Russian-language local news bulletins from one of Russia's major broadcast organisations ... .