Yasynuvata (Ukrainian: Ясинува́та, pronounced [jɐsɪnʊˈwɑtɐ]) is a city in Donetsk Oblast (province) of south-eastern Ukraine. Administratively, it is incorporated as a city of oblast significance. It also serves as the administrative center of the Yasynuvata Raion, though it does not belong to the raion. It is located 21 km from Donetsk, the administrative center of the Donetsk Oblast. Yasynuvata is a large railway crossroad. Its population is approximately 34,144 (2022 est.)[1].

Вокзал станції Ясинувата-Пасажирська.jpg
Flag of Yasynuvata
Coat of arms of Yasynuvata
Yasynuvata is located in Donetsk Oblast
Location of Yasynuvata
Yasynuvata is located in Ukraine
Yasynuvata (Ukraine)
Coordinates: 48°7′40″N 37°51′45″E / 48.12778°N 37.86250°E / 48.12778; 37.86250
Country Ukraine
Oblast Donetsk
RaionDonetsk Raion
 • Total19 km2 (7 sq mi)
 • Total37,600


Starting mid-April 2014 pro-Russian separatists captured several towns and cities across in Donetsk and Luhansk Districts;[2][3] including Yasynuvata.[4] On 17 August 2014, Ukrainian forces reportedly took the city from the pro-Russian separatists.[4] But fighting for control of the city continued.[5] On 19 August Ukrainian troops claimed they were clearing Yasynuvata of remaining separatist forces after its victory ("conducting a mopping-up operation").[6] Ukrainian military was forced to retreat from the town in mid-September 2014, and since then the Government of Ukraine have recognised it to be under Russian occupation.[7] On 30 September 2022, Russian Federation unilateraly annexed Yasynuvata with other areas of Donetsk Oblast that are under Russian military occupation.

Due to the war situation railway operation has ceased in 2014.[8]

According to the OSCE the area between Yasynuvata and neighboring Ukrainian army controlled Avdiivka is one of the hotspots of the War in Donbass.[9][10][11]


As of the 2001 Ukrainian census:[12]

  • Ukrainians: 68.9%
  • Russians: 28.7%
  • Belarusians: 0.6%
  • Armenians: 0.4%

Notable peopleEdit


  1. ^ Чисельність наявного населення України на 1 січня 2022 [Number of Present Population of Ukraine, as of January 1, 2022] (PDF) (in Ukrainian and English). Kyiv: State Statistics Service of Ukraine.
  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. ^ a b "Ukraine Fighting Clouds Diplomatic Push". Wall Street Journal. 18 August 2014.
  5. ^ "Saur-Mohyla under control of Ukrainian army, heavy fighting in Yasynuvata - Aug. 18, 2014". 18 August 2014.
  6. ^ "Ukraine says battles raging in heart of rebel-held Lugansk".
  7. ^ http://www.nbuviap.gov.ua/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=646:okupovani-teritoriji-na-skhodi-ukrajini&catid=8&Itemid=350
  8. ^ Lok-Magazin n° 11/2014, page 29 (in German)
  9. ^ Spike In Fighting In Eastern Ukraine Threatens Fragile Cease-Fire, Radio Free Europe (April 01, 2016)
  10. ^ Over half of Donbas truce breaches observed in Yasynuvata, Avdiyivka, Donetsk airport, Interfax-Ukraine (5 August 2016)
  11. ^ "Yasynuvata: search results on OSCE page". www.osce.org. Kyiv: OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  12. ^ Національний склад та рідна мова населення Донецької області. Розподіл постійного населення за найбільш численними національностями та рідною мовою по міськрадах та районах (in Ukrainian), archived from the original on 2012-02-07

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