Dzerzhynsk, Ukraine

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For the city of the same name in Belarus, see Dzyarzhynsk. For the city of the same name in Russia, see Dzerzhinsk, Russia.
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Dzerzhynsk (Ukrainian: Дзержинськ) is a city of oblast significance in Donetsk Oblast (province) of Ukraine. Population: 35,296 (2013 est.)[1]. 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;[2][3] including Dzerzhynsk.[4] On 11 July 2014 Ukrainian forces launched strikes against the separatists.[5] On 21 July 2014, Ukrainian forces reportedly secured the city from the pro-Russian separatists.[6]

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:[7]


Coordinates: 48°24′N 37°50′E / 48.400°N 37.833°E / 48.400; 37.833