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(Russian luˈɡansk)
(Placename) an industrial city in E Ukraine, in the Donbass mining region: established in 1795 as an iron-founding centre. Pop: 454 000 (2005 est). Former name (1935–91): Voroshilovgrad



a city in E Ukraine, in the Donets Basin. 509,000. Formerly (1935–90), Voroshilovgrad .
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On 24 April Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on the introduction of simplified citizenship of Russia for persons permanently residing in certain areas of Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine.
Hamada Kouta, 32, from Egypt, was pinned to the ground when one of the two lions pounced on him during a performance in Lugansk of Ukraine.
Ukrainian Energy Service has shut down power at coal mines on the territory of the Lugansk region, seeking independence, but officially controlled by the Ukrainian authorities, Sputnik News reported.
The law shows that Kiev is not seeking direct dialogue with the authorities in Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics (DPR and LPR), according to the Ministry.
The country has been in continuous tension since a number of eastern regions, including Donetsk and Lugansk announced separation from the local authority in Kiev in May 2014.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic a offert la victoire a Manchester United contre le Zarya Lugansk (1-0) jeudi dernier en Ligue Europa.
UNICEF noted that central heating systems and much of the electrical supply in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions, under pro-Russian separatist control, rely on water, but that the water flow is being hampered by damaged pipelines and infrastructure, as well as debris from destroyed bridges.
"The situation in Donetsk and Lugansk regions is basically calm," government military spokesman Olexandr Motuzyanyk said.
Violence flared outside the national parliament as lawmakers inside were debating and voting on a proposal to grant greater powers to the eastern regions of Donetsk and Lugansk. Since March of last year, when the government in Ukraine was initially overthrown by an administration more sympathetic to the West, those in the east of Ukraine felt as if they had been cheated of a government that they had elected and supported.
According to the State Service statistics, the reduction in real wages in June 2015 compared to June 2014 was observed in the Lugansk (39.7%), Donetsk (19.5%), Dnipropetrovsk (27.8%), Chernivtsi (at 29.9%), Ivano-Frankivsk (29.6%), Khmelnytsky, Zhytomyr and Ternopil (by 29.4%), Rivne (29%), Kirovohrad (by 28.9%), Cherkasy (28 , 8%), Zakarpatya (25%) areas and Kiev (19.5%).
Another delusion is that "militants" in the Donbas allegedly ignored the Ukrainian law of local self-government in certain areas of Donetsk and Lugansk, and in breach of Ukrainian legislation and Minsk agreements held their own "presidential" and "parliamentary elections" on November 2, 2014 instead of doing that on December 7, 2014 as the law said.