Dzerzhynsk (Ukrainian: Дзержинськ) is a city of oblast significance in Donetsk Oblast (province) of Ukraine. Population: 35,296 (2013 est.). In 2001, the population was 43,371. Its former name was Shcherbynivka before 1938.
Starting Mid-April 2014 pro-Russian separatists captured several towns in Donetsk Oblast; including Dzerzhynsk. On 11 July 2014 Ukrainian forces launched strikes against the separatists. On 21 July 2014, Ukrainian forces reportedly secured the city from the pro-Russian separatists.
Nikolai Ryzhkov, a former Premier of the Soviet Union, was born in the city in 1929.
Native language as of the Ukrainian Census of 2001:
Coordinates: 48°24′N 37°50′E / 48.400°N 37.833°E