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Severodonetsk City Municipality
|• Total||50 km2 (20 sq mi)|
|Area code(s)||+380 6452(645)|
Sievierodonetsk (Ukrainian: Сєвєродонецьк; Russian: Северодонецк, Severodonetsk) is a city in the Luhansk Oblast (province) of south-eastern Ukraine. The city is designated as its own separate raion (district) within the oblast[clarification needed], and is located on the Seversky Donets River, approximately 110 km (68 mi) to the north north west from the oblast capital, Luhansk.
During the 2014 pro-Russian conflict in Ukraine the town was captured late May 2014 by pro-Russian separatists. On 10 July 2014 the separatists claimed the town was shelled by the Ukrainian army although later that month residents claimed they had done this themselves as trick to win over locals and as a publicity stunt for Russian journalists. Separatists responded with counter-battery artillery fire. On 21 July 2014, Ukrainian forces captured the city from the pro-Russian separatists. The next days heavy fighting continued around the town; on 23 July 2014 the National Guard of Ukraine and the Ukrainian Army released a statement that said they were "continuing the cleansing of Severodonetsk.
- 1939 – 5,000 inhabitants
- 1959 – 33,200 inhabitants
- 1970 – 90,000 inhabitants
- 1975 – 107,000 inhabitants
- 1991 - 131,000 inhabitants
- 2009 – 121,000 inhabitants
- CAS "Azot" – the largest chemical plant in Europe
- «Khimpostavschik» private enterprise.
- «Himexelen, Ltd.»
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