Volnovakha

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Volnovakha

Волноваха
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Official seal of Volnovakha
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Volnovakha is located in Donetsk Oblast
Volnovakha
Volnovakha
Volnovakha is located in Ukraine
Volnovakha
Volnovakha
Coordinates: 47°36′08″N 37°29′31″E / 47.60222°N 37.49194°E / 47.60222; 37.49194Coordinates: 47°36′08″N 37°29′31″E / 47.60222°N 37.49194°E / 47.60222; 37.49194
Country Ukraine
Oblast Donetsk Oblast
Founded1881
City status1938
Area
 • Total21 km2 (8 sq mi)
Elevation
271 m (889 ft)
Population
(2013)
 • Total23,442
Websitehttps://web.archive.org/web/20150402140937/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).

In addition to the city proper, the city municipality (council) includes the villages of Novohryhorivka, Novopavlivka and Trudove.

During the War in Donbass, on 13 January 2015, 12 civilians were killed and 18 injured, after an attack on an passenger bus at a checkpoint in Buhas, a town 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. Archived from the original on 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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