Yasynuvata Raion

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Yasynuvatskyi Raion

Ясинуватський район
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Coordinates: 47°14′46.5″N 37°36′55.5″E / 47.246250°N 37.615417°E / 47.246250; 37.615417Coordinates: 47°14′46.5″N 37°36′55.5″E / 47.246250°N 37.615417°E / 47.246250; 37.615417
Country Ukraine
RegionDonetsk Oblast
Admin. centerYasynuvata (de jure)
Ocheretyne (de facto)[1][2]
 • GovernorDmytro Dyzchenko
 • Total809 km2 (312 sq mi)
 • TotalDecrease 27,845
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
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Area code+380 6236

Yasynuvata Raion (Ukrainian: Ясинуватський район, Yasynuvats'kyi raion) is one of the 18 administrative raions (a district) of Donetsk Oblast, located in southeastern Ukraine. The administrative center of the district is the city of Yasynuvata, which is incorporated separately as a city of oblast significance and does not belong to the districts jurisdiction. Population: 27,845 (2013 est.)[3]


On 9 December 2014, following the events surrounding the War in Donbass, the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's national parliament, moved Yasynuvats’kyi district's administration buildings and government to вул. Першотравнева 12, (English: 12 May Day Street) in Ocheretyne urban-type settlement, which is near H20 about 35 km north-northwest of Donetsk.[1][2] The raion (as under control by Ukrainian authorities) is located 20 kilometers from the frontline of the War in Donbass.[4]

The city Yasynuvata is under control of the pro-Russian separatists Donetsk People's Republic.[5] Early February 2016 well known separatist Pavel Gubarev was appointed Yasynuvata Raion mayor by the Donetsk People's Republic.[6]


National composition of the population in the district according to the 2001 Ukrainian Census.[7]

Ethnicity Number Percent
Ukrainians 21,009 69.3%
Russians 8,295 27.4%
Belarusians 300 1.0%


  1. ^ a b Laws of Ukraine. Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine No. 32-VIII: Про зміни в адміністративно-територіальному устрої Донецької області, зміну і встановлення меж Волноваського, Новоазовського та Тельманівського районів Донецької області (On the changes in the administrative and territorial structure of Donetsk Oblast, changing and defining the boundaries of the Volnovakha, Novoazovsk and Telmanove Raions of Donetsk Oblast). Adopted on 11 December 2014. (Ukrainian)
  2. ^ a b "In the Donetsk Oblast three district centers removed from the territory seized by militants". Ukrayinska Pravda (in Ukrainian). 8 December 2014. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  4. ^ One Ukrainian serviceman killed, another 2 wounded in Donbas in past 24 hours, Interfax-Ukraine (26 August 2016)
  5. ^ Over half of Donbas truce breaches observed in Yasynuvata, Avdiyivka, Donetsk airport, Interfax-Ukraine (5 August 2016)
  6. ^ Ukraine’s eastern separatist leaders turn on each other, New Eastern Europe (3 March 2016)
  7. ^ "Національний склад та рідна мова населення Донецької області" [Ethnic and linguistic composition of Donetsk Oblast] (in Ukrainian). Archived from the original on 27 November 2012.