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'.
Kiev is preparing an attack in Donbas and moving artillery and tanks to the line of contact, Denis Pushilin, the head of the self-proclaimed DonetskPeople's Republic (DPR), said on Monday ... Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), said on Monday.
This is the story of one resident, forced to leave the city of Donetsk when it was seized in 2014, who went back for a visit ... There used to be a comfortable sleeper train between the central station in Ukraine's capital Kyiv and Donetsk, but now you have to make the trip in an unmarked minibus.
Local residents in Donetsk spoke out about the effects of shooting in their area on Friday, following the announcement by DNR authorities of four violations of the indefinite ceasefire in the republic by Ukrainian armed forces earlier that day ... were used in the Donetsk direction.
Third round of an assessment with objective to review the current economic resilience status of households close to the contact line. 1,266 households interviewed (phone - based). Covering six strata defined by the level of urbanization, oblast and proximity to the line of contact ... Often paired with other vulnerabilities ... .
BRENTFORD target Mykhaylo Mudryk has personally confirmed the West Londoners have made 'offers' for his services. The 20-year-old Ukrainian plays for Shakhtar Donetsk, and has Champions League experience under his belt. 2. 2... .