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Hirske (Ukrainian: Гірське, Russian: Горское) is a city in Popasna Raion, Luhansk Oblast (region) of Ukraine. Population: 10,131 (2013 est.)[1].

Starting Mid-April 2014 pro-Russian separatists captured several towns in Donetsk Oblast;[2][3] including Hirske.[4] On 13 August 2014, Ukrainian forces reportedly secured the city from the pro-Russian separatists.[5] However, on 1 September 2014 it was recaptured again.

On 7 October 2014, to facilitate the governance of Luhansk Oblast, the Verkhovna Rada made some changes in the administrative divisions, so that the localities in the government-controlled areas were grouped into districts. In particular, the towns of Hirske and Zolote and the urban-type settlements of Nyzhnie and Toshkivka were transferred from Pervomaisk Municipality to Popasna Raion.[6]


Native language as of the Ukrainian Census of 2001:[7]


Coordinates: 48°45′7″N 38°29′42″E / 48.75194°N 38.49500°E / 48.75194; 38.49500