Luhansk


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Luhansk

(lo͞ohänsk`), Rus. Lugansk, city (1989 pop. 497,000), capital of Luhansk region, E Ukraine, at the confluence of the Luhan and Vilkhivka rivers, in the Donets Basin. Its products include locomotives, processed coal, chemicals, steel pipes, mining equipment, machine tools, textiles, and foodstuffs. It was founded in 1796 around a cannon foundry, and is the oldest center of the Donets Basin. Named Luhansk in 1889, it was called Voroshilovgrad from 1935 to 1958 and Luhansk from 1959 to 1969. Renamed Voroshilovgrad in 1970, it was once again renamed Luhansk in 1990. In 2014 the city and its region became, along with DonetskDonetsk
, city (1990 est. pop. 1,120,000), capital of Donetsk region, E Ukraine, on the Kalmius River. The largest industrial center of the Donets Basin and one of the largest in Ukraine, it has coal mines, coking plants, iron and steel mills, machinery works, and chemical
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, a center of the pro-Russian uprising against the Ukrainian government.
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More than 10,000 lives have been claimed since fighting began in Ukraine's Donbass region in March 2014, which saw pro-Russian separatists take control of the Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts.
The Ukrainian military said in a statement they suffered losses during an eight-hour clash near the small village of Krymske, 30 km (20 miles) west of Luhansk.
Luhansk is in eastern Ukraine and Zorya had to move in 2014, when the city was taken over by pro-Russian separatists.
Two violations of ceasefire regime were registered over last 24 hours," Luhansk Inform Center quoted LPR people's militia as saying, Itar-Tass reported.
The latest landmine incident occurred in the village of Donetsky, around 50km (31 miles) west of separatist-controlled Luhansk city, Ukrainian military spokesman Oleksander Motuzyanyk said in a daily televised briefing.
The rebels said shelling killed three civilians in Luhansk, reported AFP news agency.
Ten people, including small children, were killed and scores injured in Ukraine's war-ravaged Donbas region early Friday as Ukrainian artillery resumed its shelling of areas in and around Donetsk and Luhansk.
Russia's annexation of Crimea in March opened the door for Russian-backed separatists in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions to rebel and throw Ukraine into turmoil.
LUHANSK, Ukraine -- Months of daily shelling reduced the east Ukraine city of Luhansk to a ghost town, silent but for the explosions.
Trucks loaded with water, generators and sleeping bags sent from Moscow are intended for civilians in the city of Luhansk, where pro-Russian separatist fighters are besieged by government forces.
He said the deployment in the conflict-torn area of Luhansk could deepen a crisis "which Russia itself has created and has continued to fuel".