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Makiivka (Ukrainian: Макіївка, romanizedMakíjivka; Russian: Макеевка, romanized: Makéjevka) is a city in the Donetsk Oblast (province) of eastern Ukraine. In 2022, 338,968 people lived there.

History[change | change source]

Russo-Ukrainian War[change | change source]

During the Russo-Ukrainian War the city town hall was taken over by pro-Russian separatists on 13 April 2014.[1] Makiivka is still (as of 2023's first quarter) under the control of Donetsk People's Republic.[2]

New Year's Day rocket attack in 2023[change | change source]

During the night of 31 December 2022/1 January 2023,[3] many Russian soldiers died when they were staying in a school building; Ukrainian soldiers did blow up the building during a rocket attack.[4] The HIMARS rocket system was used, media said.[5][6][7][8] The number of dead soldiers is either less than one hundred, or "many hundred"; sources have different numbers.[9][6][10][8][6] The Rocket attack on soldiers' quarters in Makiivka, is also called the Makiivka military quarters shelling (see shell (projectile)).

References[change | change source]

  1. "The towns in east Ukraine seized by pro-Moscow separatists". 2 May 2014.
  2. "When hope is stronger than hardship: Bright ideas bring change to war-ravaged Ukraine". 8 September 2016.
  3. Удар HIMARS по мобилизованным в Макеевке? Что известно к этому часу [Is it a HIMARS strike on the mobilized in Makiivka? What is known at this time] (in Russian). Tsargrad TV. 2023-01-01. Retrieved 2023-01-03.
  4. Vynohradova, Uliana (2023-01-01). "В оккупированной Макеевке заявили о разрушительном ударе по ПТУ с оккупантами: погибнуть могли до 600 человек" [In occupied Makiivka, they announced a devastating blow to the vocational school with invaders: up to 600 people could die]. Obozrevatel (in Russian). Retrieved 2023-01-01.
  5. "Удар HIMARS по мобилизованным в Макеевке? Что известно к этому часу" [HIMARS attack on the mobilized in Makiivka? What is known so far]. Tsargrad TV (in Russian). 2023-01-01. Retrieved 2023-01-01.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 "Ukraine shells Donetsk's Makiivka, hitting military quarters -officials". Reuters. 2023-01-01. Retrieved 2023-01-01.
  7. "В ДНР назвали причину удара по Макеевке в новогоднюю ночь" [The DPR stated the reason for the strike on Makeevka on New Year's Eve]. TASS. 2023-01-02. Retrieved 2023-01-02.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "'Significant' Number of Russian Soldiers Killed in Ukrainian Missile Strike on Makiivka". The Moscow Times. 2023-01-02. Retrieved 2023-01-02.
  9. "Завдано удару по скупченню мобілізованих в Макіївці: знешкоджені близько 700 окупантів" [An attack was made on the gathering of mobilized in Makiivka: about 700 occupiers were neutralized]. Ukrainian Independent Information Agency (in Ukrainian). 2023-01-01. Retrieved 2023-01-01.
  10. "Ukraine claims hundreds of Russians killed by missile attack". BBC News. 2023-01-02. Retrieved 2023-01-02.