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Coat of arms of Shyrokyne
Coat of arms
Shyrokyne is located in Donetsk Oblast
Location of Shyrokyne in Donetsk Oblast
Shyrokyne is located in Ukraine
Shyrokyne (Ukraine)
Coordinates: 47°5′53″N 37°48′37″E / 47.09806°N 37.81028°E / 47.09806; 37.81028Coordinates: 47°5′53″N 37°48′37″E / 47.09806°N 37.81028°E / 47.09806; 37.81028
Country  Ukraine
Province Donetsk Oblast
District Volnovakha Raion
Elevation 4 m (13 ft)
Population (2001 census)
 • Total 1,411
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 87650
Area code +380 6296

Shyrokyne (Ukrainian: Широкине) is a village in the Volnovakha Raion of Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine.

The village is situated on the shore of the Sea of Azov, about 23 kilometres (14 mi) east from the centre of Mariupol.

War in Donbass[edit]

The village became a battleground in 2014–15 during a war between separatists affiliated with the Donetsk People's Republic and the Ukrainian government.

Prior to the war, the village was situated in Novoazovsk Raion. This was changed on 9 December 2014, when the Ukrainian parliament voted to change the boundaries of the Raion, so as to allow Ukrainian-controlled territories to be separated from DPR-controlled territories. The village and its neighbours were thus placed into an expanded Volnovakha Raion.[1][2]

All civilians were evacuated from the village in February 2015, with up to 80% of the village's houses damaged beyond repair by July of that year.[3][4]

By the end of February 2016 Ukrainian troops took the village under their control as pro-Russian forces withdrew from the settlement.[5]