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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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The Emergency Ministrys humanitarian convoy has reached Donetsk and Matveyev Kurgan checkpoints on the Russian-Ukrainian border.
Delegates from Vasyl' Stus Donetsk National University visited Cardiff Met to sign a Memorandum of Understanding agreement and increase cooperation between the two institutions.
Arseny Pavlov, a Russian national who went by the nom de guerre "Motorola", was blown up in the lift of his apartment building in Donetsk together with his bodyguard, according to Eduard Basurin, deputy defence minister in the government of the self-styled Donetsk People's Republic.
TEHRAN (FNA)- A woman was injured in a shelling attack by the Ukrainian security forces launched on the Trudovskiye settlement on the Western outskirts of Donetsk, security sources of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) reported on Wednesday.
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DONETSK -- Around 10,000 people paraded through the centre of Donetsk, the rebel capital in eastern Ukraine, to mark the second anniversary of the proclamation of the Donetsk People's Republic.
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.
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.
A mortar shell hit a bus in the Ukrainian rebel stronghold of Donetsk yesterday, killing at least 13 people, the city's leader said.
AMORTAR shell hit a bus in the Ukrainian rebel stronghold of Donetsk, 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.