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#Donetsk

# donetsk - Sunday 10 July, 2022

Russia aims to consolidate control of Donetsk region as air strikes hit eastern region
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Russia aims to consolidate control of Donetsk region as air strikes hit eastern region

Updated Jul 10th 2022, 7:01 PM 17,387 Views 24 Comments

Rockets hit a town of about 12,000 people.

# donetsk - Saturday 9 July, 2022

'Relentless' Russian shelling in eastern Ukraine as US promises new aid
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

'Relentless' Russian shelling in eastern Ukraine as US promises new aid

Jul 9th 2022, 11:21 AM 10,926 Views 25 Comments

Air raid sirens sounded overnight throughout the country’s east and south, as Russia continued shelling cities.

# donetsk - Friday 10 June, 2022

UK says death sentence given to two British soldiers in Ukraine ‘a sham’
# Donetsk
# Donetsk

UK says death sentence given to two British soldiers in Ukraine ‘a sham’

Jun 10th 2022, 8:08 AM 29,832 Views 31 Comments

Aiden Aslin, Shaun Pinner and Moroccan national Saaudun Brahim were convicted in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic.

# donetsk - Wednesday 4 May, 2022

Evidence points to 600 dead in Mariupol theatre airstrike – double the previous estimate
# War Crime Probe
# War Crime Probe

Evidence points to 600 dead in Mariupol theatre airstrike – double the previous estimate

May 4th 2022, 6:49 PM 11,702 Views 6 Comments

The Ukrainian Government estimated early on that around 300 people died and has since opened a war crimes investigation.

# donetsk - Monday 2 May, 2022

Russia plans to 'annex' Ukraine's Donetsk and Luhansk regions, US official says
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Russia plans to 'annex' Ukraine's Donetsk and Luhansk regions, US official says

Updated May 2nd 2022, 7:55 PM 57,415 Views 20 Comments

The evacuation of Mariupol was delayed today amid heavy fighting in Ukraine’s east.

# donetsk - Tuesday 22 February, 2022

Tom Clonan: By force or by diplomacy, Russia wants to re-take separatist territory from Ukraine
# Opinion
# Opinion

Tom Clonan: By force or by diplomacy, Russia wants to re-take separatist territory from Ukraine

Feb 22nd 2022, 5:35 PM 11,817 Views 17 Comments

Russia’s recognition of the breakaway republics’ ‘2014 borders’ represents a declaration of intent to re-take the region, Tom Clonan writes.

# donetsk - Monday 21 February, 2022

What does Russia's recognition of two eastern Ukrainian territories mean?
# Explainer
# Explainer

What does Russia's recognition of two eastern Ukrainian territories mean?

Feb 21st 2022, 10:29 PM 38,651 Views 22 Comments

Vladimir Putin this evening recognised the independence of the two regions.

# donetsk - Sunday 20 February, 2022

Russia is 'on brink' of invading Ukraine, US warns despite ongoing talks
# Moscow
# Moscow

Russia is 'on brink' of invading Ukraine, US warns despite ongoing talks

Updated Feb 20th 2022, 6:15 PM 75,179 Views 126 Comments
  • Emmanuel Macron talked with Vladimir Putin today, before calling Volodymyr Zelensky
  • Minister Simon Coveney said that the prospect of war in Ukraine is now the expectation
  • Joint Russian and Belarusian military drills are continuing today amid increased tension with Ukraine

# donetsk - Sunday 7 August, 2016

Rip-off McDonald's restaurants have opened in rebel-held areas of Ukraine
# Ersatz
# Ersatz

Rip-off McDonald's restaurants have opened in rebel-held areas of Ukraine

Aug 7th 2016, 9:15 AM 19,746 Views 57 Comments

Since McDonald’s left the areas in 2014, copycats have moved in to fill the space.

# donetsk - Thursday 5 March, 2015

PHOTOS: 32 killed in east Ukraine mine blast
# Donetsk
# Donetsk

PHOTOS: 32 killed in east Ukraine mine blast

Mar 5th 2015, 1:35 PM 9,950 Views 9 Comments

At least 17 have been killed with 16 more missing.

# donetsk - Monday 19 January, 2015

Bloody fight rages on as rebels claim they now control Donetsk airport
# Russia
# Russia

Bloody fight rages on as rebels claim they now control Donetsk airport

Jan 19th 2015, 1:55 PM 9,131 Views 18 Comments

The UN estimates that more than 4,700 people have been killed in eastern Ukraine since April.

# donetsk - Sunday 16 November, 2014

Ukraine President says country ready for "total war"
# Total War
# Total War

Ukraine President says country ready for "total war"

Nov 16th 2014, 7:30 PM 17,397 Views 63 Comments

More than 4,000 people have died in seven months of fighting in eastern Ukraine.

# donetsk - Thursday 13 November, 2014

Ukraine back on the brink amid claims Russia is arming rebels
# Tensions
# Tensions

Ukraine back on the brink amid claims Russia is arming rebels

Nov 13th 2014, 10:35 AM 4,941 Views 81 Comments

Russia says that the claims are “propaganda”.

# donetsk - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Close one: Ukrainian girl has lucky escape from explosive debris
# Woah
# Woah

Close one: Ukrainian girl has lucky escape from explosive debris

Oct 22nd 2014, 9:07 PM 19,496 Views 17 Comments

She walked away, seemingly unharmed.

# donetsk - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Ten civilians killed after playground and minibus are shelled in Ukraine
# Conflict
# Conflict

Ten civilians killed after playground and minibus are shelled in Ukraine

Oct 1st 2014, 12:30 PM 5,246 Views 50 Comments

Several more people were injured.

# donetsk - Monday 22 September, 2014

Rebels in Ukraine ready to carry out their side of peace deal, but "with great difficulty"
# Withdrawal
# Withdrawal

Rebels in Ukraine ready to carry out their side of peace deal, but "with great difficulty"

Sep 22nd 2014, 6:19 PM 4,451 Views 10 Comments

While Ukrainian military units are appearing to pull back, rebels have said they are willing to carry out their side of the deal.

# donetsk - Sunday 7 September, 2014

Fears over Ukraine truce as woman killed in heavy fighting overnight
# Ceasefire
# Ceasefire

Fears over Ukraine truce as woman killed in heavy fighting overnight

Sep 7th 2014, 2:05 PM 7,484 Views 199 Comments

Ukraine, Russia and Moscow-backed separatists signed the ceasefire deal on Friday, but there’s been reports of fresh violence this weekend.

# donetsk - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

The west says Russian troops are in Ukraine
# Russia
# Russia

The west says Russian troops are in Ukraine

Aug 27th 2014, 6:45 PM 7,804 Views 95 Comments

If true, that’s not good.

No breakthrough in Russia-Ukraine talks (but everyone says they want peace)
# Icebreakers
# Icebreakers

No breakthrough in Russia-Ukraine talks (but everyone says they want peace)

Aug 27th 2014, 9:01 AM 4,106 Views 28 Comments

A peace strategy was “supported by all without exception”.

# donetsk - Monday 11 August, 2014

100 inmates escape high-security Ukrainian jail after shell attack
# Prison Break
# Prison Break

100 inmates escape high-security Ukrainian jail after shell attack

Aug 11th 2014, 1:49 PM 13,574 Views 13 Comments

By this morning, some of them had returned to the facility but 40 of them are still missing.

# donetsk - Sunday 10 August, 2014

West warns Russia against further faux aid missions into Ukraine
# Donetsk
# Donetsk

West warns Russia against further faux aid missions into Ukraine

Aug 10th 2014, 3:17 PM 8,263 Views 59 Comments

Ukraine also reported that several of its positions were still coming under mortar fire from Russian territory.

# donetsk - Friday 8 August, 2014

21 more MH17 victims identified as investigators leave crash site
# Mh17
# Mh17

21 more MH17 victims identified as investigators leave crash site

Aug 8th 2014, 3:48 PM 8,522 Views 43 Comments

‘The fact that we are now leaving the crash site doesn’t mean we have ceased investigating the cause of the disaster,’ said Dutch PM on Wednesday.

# donetsk - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

Ukraine negotiates return of soldiers 'forced to retreat' into Russia
# Donetsk
# Donetsk

Ukraine negotiates return of soldiers 'forced to retreat' into Russia

Aug 5th 2014, 9:27 AM 8,603 Views 87 Comments

However, reports from Russia suggest that the troops deserted.

# donetsk - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

Pro-Russian rebels are using Soviet-era posters to recruit new fighters in Donetsk
# Made Of Steel
# Made Of Steel

Pro-Russian rebels are using Soviet-era posters to recruit new fighters in Donetsk

Jul 29th 2014, 7:45 AM 6,509 Views 59 Comments

Dozens of the posters have sprung up around the rebel-held industrial city.

# donetsk - Monday 14 July, 2014

Russian missile system used against Ukraine, Poroshenko claims
# Missiles
# Missiles

Russian missile system used against Ukraine, Poroshenko claims

Jul 14th 2014, 1:24 PM 6,625 Views 63 Comments

Russian state TV said that Ukrainian troops “crucified” a three-year-old boy.

# donetsk - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Kiev promises 'restraint' as army nears rebel Donetsk
# Offensive
# Offensive

Kiev promises 'restraint' as army nears rebel Donetsk

Jul 9th 2014, 7:46 PM 6,003 Views 31 Comments

Francois Hollande and Angela Merkel have urged for a political solution to be reached.

# donetsk - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

Ceasefire falls through in Ukraine as military launches 'massive offensive'
# Failed Truce
# Failed Truce

Ceasefire falls through in Ukraine as military launches 'massive offensive'

Jul 1st 2014, 1:40 PM 4,863 Views 107 Comments

A 10-day truce was not extended after the government said separatists were ‘unwilling to control terrorist units’.

# donetsk - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

Dozens dead as Ukraine reclaims Donetsk airport
# Donetsk
# Donetsk

Dozens dead as Ukraine reclaims Donetsk airport

May 27th 2014, 9:24 PM 14,859 Views 114 Comments

“The airport is under our full control. The enemy suffered heavy losses. We have none,” Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said.

# donetsk - Monday 12 May, 2014

Rebels claim victory in independence referendums in eastern Ukraine
# Split
# Split

Rebels claim victory in independence referendums in eastern Ukraine

May 12th 2014, 7:36 AM 6,377 Views 68 Comments

Complete results are expected later today.

# donetsk - Thursday 1 May, 2014

Military conscription introduced in Ukraine as petrol bombers take over more buildings
# Escalation
# Escalation

Military conscription introduced in Ukraine as petrol bombers take over more buildings

May 1st 2014, 5:43 PM 8,099 Views 160 Comments

Ukraine currently has 130,000 personnel in its armed forces. With reserves, this could be boosted to around 1,000,000.

# donetsk - Saturday 19 April, 2014

Pressure of further US sanctions prompts Russia to flex military muscle
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Pressure of further US sanctions prompts Russia to flex military muscle

Apr 19th 2014, 12:03 PM 11,019 Views 54 Comments

It has thousands of troops along the border with Ukraine, ready to act, it says.

# donetsk - Sunday 13 April, 2014

At least two dead in firefight between Pro-Russian gunmen and Ukrainian special forces
# Escalation
# Escalation

At least two dead in firefight between Pro-Russian gunmen and Ukrainian special forces

Apr 13th 2014, 2:36 PM 11,876 Views 173 Comments

Heavily armed separatist militants launched a series of attacks on police headquarters yesterday and Ukrainian forces fought back today.

# donetsk - Saturday 12 April, 2014

The situation in eastern Ukraine is continuing to escalate
# Donetsk
# Donetsk

The situation in eastern Ukraine is continuing to escalate

Apr 12th 2014, 2:37 PM 8,923 Views 176 Comments

Gunman have seized a police station, a security building, and hundreds of weapons.

# donetsk - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Ukraine could 'unleash civil war' if it steps in against militants in eastern cities
# Donetsk
# Donetsk

Ukraine could 'unleash civil war' if it steps in against militants in eastern cities

Apr 8th 2014, 9:09 AM 6,280 Views 106 Comments

Russia has accused Ukraine of sending ultra-nationalist Pravy Sektor militants to these areas.

# donetsk - Wednesday 27 June, 2012

The Morning Score: Wednesday
# Early Doors
From The42
# Early Doors

The Morning Score: Wednesday

Jun 27th 2012, 8:57 AM 305 Views 0 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know this morning – apart from how to keep Cristiano Ronaldo quiet. Sorry, Vicente.

Preview: Counter-punching Portugal prepare Spain ambush
# Euro2012
From The42
# Euro2012

Preview: Counter-punching Portugal prepare Spain ambush

Jun 27th 2012, 7:23 AM 389 Views 0 Comments

It’s not quite Ronaldo and 10 lads we collected on the way. But Spain will need to keep the Real Madrid man in check tonight in Donetsk.

# donetsk - Sunday 24 June, 2012

Non, je ne regrette rien: Blanc defends negative tactics
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

Non, je ne regrette rien: Blanc defends negative tactics

Jun 24th 2012, 5:47 PM 478 Views 0 Comments

The French boss also rued Xabi Alonso’s early goal in Donetsk last night.

# donetsk - Saturday 23 June, 2012

Analysis: Unambitious French allow Spain to cruise into semi-finals
# Post-Match
From The42
# Post-Match

Analysis: Unambitious French allow Spain to cruise into semi-finals

Jun 23rd 2012, 10:29 PM 5,751 Views 31 Comments

Laurent Blanc’s side lacked the precision and penetration to test the reigning world champions in Donetsk tonight, writes Miguel Delaney.

# donetsk - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Blatter: Goal-line technology a 'necessity'
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

Blatter: Goal-line technology a 'necessity'

Jun 20th 2012, 6:00 PM 523 Views 1 Comment

“After last night’s match GLT is no longer an alternative but a necessity,” FIFA President Sepp Blatter wrote on Twitter.

# donetsk - Friday 15 June, 2012

In pictures: Thunderstorm holds play up in Donetsk
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

In pictures: Thunderstorm holds play up in Donetsk

Jun 15th 2012, 6:25 PM 922 Views 0 Comments

The Group D game between Ukraine and France was postponed for an hour due to heavy rain and lightning strikes.