Torez


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Torez

 

(until 1964, Chistiakovo), a city under oblast jurisdiction in Donetsk Oblast, Ukrainian SSR. Population, 116,100 (1975). Torez has a railroad station on the Chernukhino-Ilovaisk line. Coal is mined near the city. Industrial establishments include an electrical equipment plant, a factory that manufactures reinforced-concrete mine supports, a shop specializing in machine repairs, a milk plant, a meat-packing plant, a food processing combine, and a furniture factory. A general technology department of the Donetsk Polytechnic Institute, a mining technicum, and a medical school are in the city. Torez was named for M. Thorez.

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Flight MH17 was flying from Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport to Kuala Lumpur when it was shot down near Torez in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine, about 40 kilometres from the Russian border, on July 17, 2014.
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Earlier, Donetsk already sent dozens of tons of humanitarian aid to Snezhnoe, Torez and other towns in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic.
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After a 17-hour journey from the town of Torez in rebel territory, the train carrying the bodies pulled into a station in Kharkiv, a government-controlled city where Ukrainian authorities have set up their crash investigation centre.
The Malaysia Airlines plane with 298 people on board, including 15 crew members, crashed on July 17 near the town of Torez in Ukraine's Donetsk Region.
In a statement, Mr Razak said he had spoken personally to Mr Borodai and agreed that the remains of 282 victims of the crash, accompanied by six Malaysian members of the recovery team, will be moved by train this evening from Torez to the city of Kharkiv, where they will be handed over to Dutch officials.