Staromykhailivka (Ukrainian: Старомихайлівка), sometimes transcribed as Staromikhailovka (Russian: Старомихайловка), is an urban-type settlement in the Marinka Raion, Donetsk Oblast. Staromykhailivka is located 20 km west of Donetsk; population: 5337 (2011).[1]

Starting Mid-April 2014 pro-Russian separatists captured several towns in Donetsk Oblast;[2][3] including Staromykhailivka.[4] On 2 August 2014 the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine confirmed reports that Ukrainian forces had recaptured control of Staromykhailivka from pro-Russian insurgents.[5][6]

As of October 2016 the settlement was under control of pro-Russian forces.[7]


  1. ^ Государственный комитет статистики Украины. Сборник: Численность наличного населения Украины на 1 января 2011. Киев 2011. Ответственная за выпуск Тимошенко Г.В. (doc) Archived 2012-10-10 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Ragozin, Leonid (16 April 2014). "Vladimir Putin is Accidentally Bringing Eastern and Western Ukraine Together". The New Republic.
  3. ^ "Donbass defenders put WWII tank back into service".
  4. ^ "Airstrike kills nine as apartment block demolished in Ukraine".
  5. ^ Ukrainian military liberate two more villages in Donetsk region - NSDC, Interfax, August 2, 2014.
  6. ^ Ukrainian Forces Advance in East as Russia, West Squabble, Newsweek, August 2, 2014.
  7. ^ "Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine, based on information received as of 19:30, 19 October 2016". OSCE. 20 October 2016. Retrieved 21 October 2016.

Coordinates: 47°59′56″N 37°35′01″E / 47.99889°N 37.58361°E / 47.99889; 37.58361