a city (until 1938, an urban-type settlement) in Donetsk Oblast. Ukrainian SSR; a railway junction. Population, 35,700 (1970). Debal’tsevo has plants for the maintenance and repair of metallurgical equipment and enterprises servicing rail transport, as well as a rail transport technicum. Debal’tsevo was founded in 1878.

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The DPR announced at the end of July that it completed the withdrawal of weaponry of less than 100mm caliber from the contact line, leaving tanks only in "hot spots" to the north of Donetsk and in Debaltsevo.
UKRAINIAN SOLDIER FALLS: In Debaltsevo, located in the eastern Ukraine, a soldier fell from tank while they were withdrawing from an area seized by pro-Russian rebels, an amateur camera recorded.
Putin urged the Ukrainian governmentnot to prevent the soldiers in the Debaltsevo cauldron from surrendering, or at least not punish those who simply want to save their lives, Putin said, adding "Our mission is to save the lives of those caught in the cauldron, and to make sure that the situation does not inflame relations between Kiev and the rebels further,"
Unfortunately, Debaltsevo is on the front line in Donbass; what's left of it anyway.
But Private Yury Trush, who has been stationed in Debaltsevo since September, told (http://www.
Alors que Kiev et les separatistes se sont mutuellement accuses ces derniers jours des violations de la treve, Lavrov a exprime la [beaucoup moins que] vive preoccupation de la Russie [beaucoup plus grand que] face a une concentration presumee d'armes lourdes par l'armee ukrainienne pres de Debaltsevo, a Donetsk.
According to the account of the rebel official, however, Sapper had been sent that day to inspect three checkpoints -- in the towns of Debaltsevo, Chernukhino and Snizhne, all of which are within a 20-mile (30-kilometer) radius of where the plane went down.
Donetsk railroads are about to finish the Lugansk region traffic control with the base in Lugansk and Debaltsevo directorates.
UKRAINE/DEBALTSEVO: Majority of Debaltsevo city, which has a strategic importance for pro-Russian groups in Ukraine, was seized.
Shelling has been recorded near the cities of Donetsk, Gorlovka, Yenakiyevo, Dokuchayevsk and Debaltsevo, as well as the settlements of Tavricheskoye, Lukovo, Novaya Maryevka, Shirokino, Sakhanka, Spartak, Kalinovka, Zhabichevo, Shirokaya Balka and Yasnoye, the official added.
The city of Donetsk (the area of the airport), Debaltsevo, Gorlovka, Yasinovataya, and Dokuchayevsk were under fire in the last 24 hours.
She talks every day to her husband who returned to Debaltsevo to protect their home.