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'.
(MENAFN - UkrinForm) Over the past day, the Russians fired on 12 populated localities in Donetsk region, destroying 58 civilian objects. 'The occupiers fired on 12 populated localities. People were ... .
The Ukrainian military said on Sunday it repulsed nine Russian attacks in Donetsk and Luhansk over the past day. Five Russian tanks, four artillery systems, 10 armored combat vehicles, two military vehicles and a drone were also destroyed, according to the UkrainianGeneral Staff’s latest update ... 24, according to UN estimates ... .
The Russian intervention in Ukraine began February 24 at the request of the Donetsk and LuganskPeople’s Republics (DPR and LPR) ... war escalation against people in Lugansk and Donetsk, would extend to actual people like this woman, with the added compassion to at least listen to their stories! Can’t eat Biden’s weapons.
MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 22nd May, 2022) The leader of the DonetskPeople's Republic said on Saturday that his fighters were combing the underground maze of Azovstal steel works for possible hideouts, a day after Russia announced its capture ... ....
Donetsk again updates its weekly military losses as it always does ... Donetsk and Lugansk are contributing only the minority of troops so if their losses were 25 killed daily then Russian ones could have been anywhere from at least time number to up to 4 times higher ... Or if Donetsk ...
Since turning away from Ukraine's capital, Russia is using massed artillery and armor to try to capture more territory in the Donbas, comprised of the Donetsk and Luhansk areas, which Moscow claims on behalf of separatists ... Russia has intensified its offensive and assault operations in Donetsk, the General Staff of Ukraine's Armed Forces said.
Amnesty International said in a tweet that the POW status means that the soldiers “must not be subjected to any form of torture or ill-treatment.” ... Prosecutors said both pleaded guilty ... The governor of the Luhansk region said Russian shelling killed four civilians, while separatist authorities in Donetsk said Ukrainian shelling killed two ... ___ ... ___ ... .
But, they note, Russian forces do not appear to have made any headway on the main front lines in Luhansk and Donetsk in the past day ... If successful, they would also be closer to another objective.�the town of Bakhmut�in Donetsk, which has become a hub for the Ukrainian military as it tries to resupply its defensive positions.