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  1. Donetsk, Donetske, Stalinonoun

    an industrial city in the Donets Basin


  1. Donetsknoun

    A city on the Kalmius river in the Donbas region of Ukraine, administrative centre of Donetsk province.

    Etymology: From Донецьк, from Донець, diminutive of Дон, from . Compare Донецк, Донец, Дон.

  2. Donetsknoun

    Donetsk province (oblast), in eastern Ukraine.

    Etymology: From Донецьк, from Донець, diminutive of Дон, from . Compare Донецк, Донец, Дон.

  3. Donetsknoun

    A town on the Donets river in Russia.

    Etymology: From Донецьк, from Донець, diminutive of Дон, from . Compare Донецк, Донец, Дон.


  1. Donetsk

    Donetsk, is a large city in eastern Ukraine on the Kalmius River. Administratively, it is a centre of Donetsk Oblast, while historically, it is the unofficial capital and largest city of the larger economic and cultural Donets Basin region. The city of Donetsk is adjacent to another major city of Makiivka and along with other surrounding cities forms a major urban sprawl and conurbation in the region. Donetsk is a major economic, industrial and scientific centre of Ukraine with a high concentration of companies and a skilled workforce. The city was founded in 1869 by a Welsh businessman, John Hughes, who constructed a steel plant and several coal mines in the region; the town was thus named Yuzovka in recognition of his role in its founding. During Soviet times, the city's steel industry was expanded. In 1924 it was renamed Stalino, and in 1932 the city became the centre of the Donetsk region. Renamed Donetsk in 1961, the city today remains the centre for Ukraine's coal mining and notable steel industry centre.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Donetsk in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Donetsk in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Donetsk in a Sentence

  1. Eduard Yakubovsky:

    Before, in the territory of the Donetsk region, there were 55 local courts ... employing 3,262 people. That's the size of a full-fledged mechanized infantry unit, the number of judges has now been reduced fourfold.

  2. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko:

    On May 8, for the first time, the people of Ukraine will join the European tradition to commemorate the victims of World War Two, the very next day in Moscow, under the pretext of the Great Victory, the aggressor's army will brandish its lethal might in front of the world. Some of the units were in Donetsk a few days ago and soon they will appear on the military parade in Moscow.

  3. The JIT:

    The indications for close ties between leaders of the DPR (Donetsk People's Republic) and Russian government officials raise questions about their possible involvement in the deployment of the (missile), which brought down flight MH17 on 17 July 2014.

  4. Alexander Hug:

    There are, it seems, some who would like the OSCE to stop reporting what is going on in Donetsk.

  5. Alexander Zakharchenko:

    We will carry on our offensive up to the borders of the Donetsk region and if I see a threat coming from other sides it [the threat] will be eliminated.

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    the act of carrying something
    • A. attend
    • B. carry
    • C. interrogate
    • D. restore

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