Kalynivka, Vinnytsia Oblast

Kalynivka (Ukrainian: Калинівка, Polish: Kalinówka, Russian: Калиновка) is a town in Vinnytsia Oblast, Ukraine. Kalynivka serves as the administrative district of Kalynivka Raion, one of twenty-seven raions (districts) of Vinnytsia Oblast. The Population of Kalynivka is 18,695 (2021 est.)[1]

Flag of Kalynivka
Coat of arms of Kalynivka
Kalynivka is located in Vinnytsia Oblast
Kalynivka is located in Ukraine
Coordinates: 49°26′50″N 28°31′23″E / 49.44722°N 28.52306°E / 49.44722; 28.52306Coordinates: 49°26′50″N 28°31′23″E / 49.44722°N 28.52306°E / 49.44722; 28.52306
OblastVinnytsia Oblast
RaionKhmilnyk Raion
 • Total18,695


The Jewish population was important in the town. During World War II, the Germans occupied the town and kept the Jews prisoners in a ghetto. In May 1942, hundreds of Jews were murdered in mass executions perpetrated by an Einsatzgruppe.[2]

2017 munitions explosionEdit

On 26 September 2017, at about 10:00 pm (19:00 UTC), the munitions depot for the Ukrainian Army, just south of the town, blew up causing extensive damage to nearby houses and other buildings. This was implied (if not claimed) to be Russian "sabotage" by Ukrainian authorities, including President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman.[3] In September 2021 the general prosecutor announced that evidence confirmed sabotage.[4]



  1. ^ a b Чисельність наявного населення України на 1 січня 2021 / Number of Present Population of Ukraine, as of January 1, 2021 (PDF) (in Ukrainian and English). Kyiv: State Statistics Service of Ukraine.
  2. ^ "Yahad - in Unum".
  3. ^ Thousands flee huge 'sabotage' explosion at Ukraine arms depot, Andriy Perun, AFP / SpaceDaily.com, 2017-09-27
  4. ^ "Вибухи у Калинівці: генпрокурор каже, диверсія підтверджується". Ukrainska Pravda (in Ukrainian). 2021-09-27. Retrieved 2021-09-27.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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