Shakhtarsk

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Shakhtarsk
Шахтарськ
City of regional significance
Flag of Shakhtarsk
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Official seal of Shakhtarsk
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Shakhtarsk is located in Donetsk Oblast
Shakhtarsk
Shakhtarsk
Shakhtarsk is located in Ukraine
Shakhtarsk
Shakhtarsk
Coordinates: 48°02′49″N 38°28′7″E / 48.04694°N 38.46861°E / 48.04694; 38.46861Coordinates: 48°02′49″N 38°28′7″E / 48.04694°N 38.46861°E / 48.04694; 38.46861
Country Ukraine
Oblast Donetsk
Founded 1953
Incorporated 1953
Area
 • Total 51 km2 (20 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 72,711
Website http://www.shahtarsk.org.ua/

Shakhtarsk (Ukrainian: Шахтарськ, Russian: Шахтёрск, Shakhtyorsk) is a city in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine. Regionally, the city is an administrative urban enclave also consisting of cities Torez and Snizhne and surrounded by Shakhtarsk Raion.

The city was established in 1953 in place of a mining town of Katyk and villages Oleksiyevo-Orlivka and Vilkhivske.

The city municipality also includes four towns Kontarne, Moskovske, Serdyte, and Stizhkivske; and some nine smaller villages: Viktoria, Vinnytske, Hirne, Dorofiyenko, Dubove, Zarichne, Kyshchenko, Lobanivka, Chumaky.

Starting Mid-April 2014 pro-Russian separatists captured several towns in Donetsk Oblast;[1][2] including Shakhtarsk.[3] On 27 July 2014, Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian local militia claimed Ukrainian troops had entered Shakhtarsk.[4][5] On 30 July 2014, separatist militia fighters resumed control of the city.[6]

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