Volnovakha

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Volnovakha
Волноваха
City
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Official seal of Volnovakha
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Country  Ukraine
Oblast  Donetsk Oblast
Founded 1881
City status 1938
Area
 • Total 21 km2 (8 sq mi)
Elevation 271 m (889 ft)
Population (2013)
 • Total 23,442
Website http://www.volnovaha.net/

Volnovakha (Ukrainian: Волноваха) is a small city of district significance in Donetsk Oblast (province) of Ukraine. It serves as the administrative center of Volnovakha Raion, one of 18 districts into which Donetsk Oblast is divided. Population: 23,305 (2013 est.)[1]; 24,647 (2001).

Beside a city proper, the city municipality (council) also includes villages Novohryhorivka, Novopavlivka and Trudove.

During War in Donbass, on 13 January 2015, 10 civilians were killed and 20 injured, two of them deadly, after an attack on an passenger bus at a checkpoint in Buhas, a town in north-east of Volnovakha.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9] A monument to those killed in the attack was unveiled on 13 January 2017.[10]

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  1. ^ "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Ten killed, 13 injured after shell hits bus at roadblock near Volnovakha – regional administration". Interfax-Ukraine. 13 January 2015. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Shell hits bus in eastern Ukraine, 10 killed: regional spokesman". Reuters. 13 January 2015. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Ten killed, 13 injured after shell hits bus at roadblock near Volnovakha". Kyiv Post. 13 January 2015. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "Расстрел под Волновахой: террористы выпустили 40 снарядов Града". Liga News. 13 January 2015. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "Ten killed, 13 injured after shell hits bus at roadblock near Volnovakha – regional administration". Interfax-Ukraine. 13 January 2015. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  7. ^ "Серед загиблих в автобусі під Волновахою - 6 жінок і 4 чоловіків...". Golos.com. 13 January 2015. 
  8. ^ "Кількість загиблих в результаті теракту під Волновахою збільшилася до 12, - МВС". RBK. 13 January 2015. Retrieved 14 January 2015. 
  9. ^ "Список погибших и раненых, пострадавших в результате террористического акта на пункте пропуска под г.Волновахой" (in Russian). ГУ МВД Украины в Донецкой Области. 14 January 2015. 
  10. ^ "Monument to bus passengers killed in Grad attack unveiled in Volnovakha. PHOTOS". Censor.net. 2017-01-14. Retrieved 2017-01-14. A monument to 12 bus passengers killed in a Grad attack on Jan. 13, 2015 has been inaugurated in Volnovakha. 

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Coordinates: 47°36′08″N 37°29′31″E / 47.60222°N 37.49194°E / 47.60222; 37.49194