Stanytsia Luhanska

Stanytsia Luhanska (Ukrainian: Станиця Луганська; Russian: Станица Луганская) is an urban-type settlement on the banks of the Seversky Donets River in Luhansk Oblast in eastern Ukraine. Population: 13,734 (2013 est.)[2]. Stanytsia Luhanska is one of two local foundations of the Don Cossacks in today's Ukraine and the administrative center of the Stanytsia-Luhanska Raion 20 km northeast of Luhansk.

Stanytsia Luhanska

Станиця Луганська
Flag of Stanytsia Luhanska
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Coat of arms of Stanytsia Luhanska
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Stanytsia Luhanska is located in Ukraine
Stanytsia Luhanska
Stanytsia Luhanska
Location of Stanytsia Luhanska within Ukraine
Coordinates: 48°40′14″N 39°28′20″E / 48.67056°N 39.47222°E / 48.67056; 39.47222Coordinates: 48°40′14″N 39°28′20″E / 48.67056°N 39.47222°E / 48.67056; 39.47222
CountryUkraine
ProvinceLuhansk Oblast
Founded1688
Area
 • Total14.6 km2 (5.6 sq mi)
Elevation
40 m (130 ft)
Population
 (01.01.2011)[1]
 • Total13,744
 • Density940/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
93600-93609
Area code+380 6472

Starting Mid-April 2014 pro-Russian separatists captured several towns in Donetsk Oblast;[3][4] including Stanytsia Luhanska.[5]

On 2 July 2014 not specified planes attacked the village and the village of Kondrashovka.[6] The Ukrainian army denied the airstrike and blamed the damage on faulty shelling by the separatists.[7] There is also a version that the air strike was caused by a Russian aircraft in order to discredit the Ukrainian army by accusing it of bombing residential areas.[8]

On 21 August 2014, Ukrainian forces reportedly were clearing Stanytsia Luhanska from the pro-Russian separatists.[9] The settlement remained under control of the Ukrainian authorities.[10] It became situated on the frontline with forces representing the Luhansk People's Republic and became regularly the victim of shelling.[11] An early 2017 agreement between the Ukrainian army and the separatist forces of the war in Donbass on the disengagement of forces in Stanytsia Luhanska failed to materialise.[11][12]

DemographicsEdit

Native language as of the Ukrainian Census of 2001:[13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Державний комітет статистики України. Чисельність наявного населення України на 1 січня 2011 року, Київ-2011 (doc) Archived 10 October 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Чисельність наявного населення України [Actual population of Ukraine] (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  3. ^ https://newrepublic.com/article/117387/putin-accidentally-helping-unite-eastern-and-western-ukraine
  4. ^ http://en.itar-tass.com/world/735082
  5. ^ http://www.ukrinform.ua/eng/news/fighting_continues_near_donetsk_luhansk_325524
  6. ^ http://www.unn.com.ua/ru/news/1360658-rayonna-vlada-stanitsi-luganskoyi-povidomila-pro-naslidki-ta-zhertvi-sogodnishnogo-obstrilu
  7. ^ https://www.pravda.com.ua/news/2014/07/2/7030788/
  8. ^ http://ipress.ua/ru/ljlive/samoleti_kotorie_bombyly_stanytsu_luganskuyu_pryletely_so_storoni_rossyy__zhurnalyst_72901.html
  9. ^ http://www.ukrinform.ua/eng/news/fighting_continues_near_donetsk_luhansk_325524
  10. ^ Hard lines: Access issues deepen Ukraine aid crisis, IRIN (4 March 2016)
  11. ^ a b Read more on UNIAN:ATO HQ doubts disengagement in Stanytsia Luhanska soon (22-01-2017)
  12. ^ Disengagement of forces in Donbas stalled, Interfax-Ukraine (17.11.2017)
  13. ^ [1]