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'.
Comparing the conflict in the north of Ireland (late 1960’s – 1998 with the conflict in Donbass (2014 – early 2022).*. In the north of Ireland, the conflict lasted about 30 years from the late 1960s to 1998 ...Republican paramilitaries were responsible for some 60% of the deaths, loyalists 30% and security forces 10% ... And, that is what happened ... .
KYIV (AP) — Ukraine prepared for more Russian strikes on Monday and warned of the possibility for a new round of evacuations from the capital during a relative lull from the airstrikes on energy facilities and other key infrastructure in recent weeks ... “People are sheltering in the basements, many of which are filled by water,” said Donetsk Gov ... .
As Russia moved fresh formations to the area in recent weeks, including reinforcements previously in the Kherson region, the fighting in the Bakhmut sector has descended into trench warfare reminiscent of the first world war ... “People are sheltering in the basements, many of which are filled by water,” said the governor of Donetsk, Pavlo Kyrylenko ... .
In its latest intelligence update, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said the area around the town of Pavlivka and Vuhledar had seen “intense combat” in the past two weeks but that little territory had changed hands ... .
(MENAFN - UkrinForm) Russian troops are attempting to advance in the direction of the towns of Pavlivka and Vuhledar in the Donetsk region, but they will unlikely be able to concentrate sufficient ... .
ARSENAL have received a huge boost in the race to sign Mykhaylo Mudryk, according to reports. The Gunners are keen to bolster their title hopes by recruiting a winger in January - with Mudryk fitting the bill. 1 ... According to the Mirror, however, the Ukrainian club have now significantly lowered their demands ... READ MORE SUN STORIES ... .