Kirovske, Donetsk Oblast

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Kirovske / Khrestivka

Кіровське / Хрестiвка

Кировское
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Coat of arms of Kirovske / Khrestivka
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Country Ukraine
OblastDonetsk Oblast
Founded1954
City status1987
Government
 • MayorLarysa Hrechushkina (interim)
Area
 • Total7,25 km2 (280 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total28,149
 • Density3,882/km2 (10,050/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
86300-86390

Kirovske (Ukrainian: Кіровське, Russian: Кировское) or Khrestivka (Ukrainian: Хрестівка, Russian: Крестовка) is a city of oblast significance in Donetsk Oblast (province) of Ukraine. Population: 28,291 (2013 est.)[1]; 30,910 (2001).

On 14 April 2014 pro-Russian activists captured Kirovske's town hall and declared that the city was part of the separatist Donetsk People's Republic.[2] Since then the city stayed under separatist control.[3]

In 2016 the city was renamed Khrestivka as part of decommunization in Ukraine. The city's name change process is temporarily suspended as it is not controlled by the government of Ukraine.

Demographics[edit]

As of the Ukrainian Census of 2001:[4]

Ethnicity
  • Ukrainians: 54.2%
  • Russians: 41.6%
  • Belarusians: 1.4%
  • Azerbaijanis: 0.5%
  • Tatars: 0.4%
Language

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  2. ^ (in Russian) As part of the People's Republic of Donetsk steel Zhdanovka and Kirov [map], Komsomolskaya Pravda in Ukraine (14 April 2014)
  3. ^ When Ukraine Is No Longer Ukraine, The Huffington Post (29 July 2015)
  4. ^ [1]

Coordinates: 48°08′47″N 38°21′38″E / 48.14639°N 38.36056°E / 48.14639; 38.36056