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or Do·netsk  (də-nĕtsk′, dŭ-nyĕts′)
A city of eastern Ukraine east-southeast of Kiev. Founded c. 1870, it is the leading industrial center of the region.


(Russian daˈnjɛtsk)
(Placename) a city in E Ukraine: the chief industrial centre of the Donbass; first ironworks founded by a Welshman, John Hughes (1872), after whom the town was named Yuzovka (Hughesovka). Pop: 992 000 (2005 est). Former names (from 1924 until 1961): Stalin or Stalino



a city in E Ukraine, in the Donets Basin. 1,117,000. Formerly, Stalin , Stalino, Yuzovka.
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Noun1.Donetsk - an industrial city in the Donets Basin
Ukraine, Ukrayina - a republic in southeastern Europe; formerly a European soviet; the center of the original Russian state which came into existence in the ninth century
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TEHRAN (FNA)- The Ukrainian military shelled the territory controlled by the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) 15 times over the past twenty-four hours, the DPR Defense Ministry said on Sunday.
Ukrainian military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said two government troops were killed and seven others injured in the fighting, which concentrated around the insurgent-stronghold of Donetsk and near the government-controlled port city of Mariupol.
DONETSK, Ukraine, Shawwal 4, 1436, Jul 20, 2015, SPA -- The Ukrainian military and pro-Russian separatists blamed each other for shelling in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Saturday, UPI quoted reports as reported.
A two day forum "Donbass - Yesterday, today and tomorrow" began today (11th May 2015) in Donetsk under the patronage of local authorities and a group of European and international observers who were present at the November 2014 elections in Donetsk and Lughansk.
32 bodies of dead miners of the Zasyadko mine have been found" by early morning, the emergency ministry of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic said in a statement, adding that the bodies were being raised to the surface.
ARTILLERY fire in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk has killed at least 12 civilians as the fighting between pro-Russia R separatists and government troops intensifies.
MOSCOW, Jan 30 (KUNA) -- Fifteen people were killed when Ukrainian government forces bombarded the eastern city of Donetsk on Friday, Russian TV reported.
A mortar shell hit a bus in the Ukrainian rebel stronghold of Donetsk yesterday, killing at least 13 people, the city's leader said.
DONETSK (TAP) - Seven civilians were killed when shells hit a trolleybus station in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on Thursday.
Digital-only e-Book and POD publishers Blackbird Digital Books announced on Monday that The Road To Donetsk, a debut novel by Diane Chandler, is due to be released on 1 January 2015
New shelling rocked the pro-Russian rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday despite a fragile ceasefire.