Khartsyzk (Ukrainian: Харцизьк) or Khartsyzsk (Russian: Харцызск, IPA: [xɐrˈt͡sɨsk]) is an industrial city in Donetsk Oblast (province) of Ukraine. It is administratively incorporated as city of oblast significance. Population: 57,845(2016 est.)[1]; 64,175 (2001).


A church in Khartsyzk


Coat of arms
Coordinates: 48°02′34″N 38°08′33″E
Country Ukraine
Oblast Donetsk Oblast
City status1938
19.3 km2 (7.5 sq mi)
216 m (709 ft)

Starting Mid-April 2014 pro-Russian separatists took control of several towns in Donetsk Oblast.[2][3][4][5] Unknown armed men took control of Khartsyzk city hall on 13 April 2014 and declared it to be part of the so-called Donetsk People's Republic.[6] Since then the city is controlled by this unrecognized state.[7] A pro-Ukrainian unity rally, one of the few at that time in the region,[8] was held in the town on 22 April 2014.[2]


Ethnicity as of the 2001 Ukrainian Census:[9]

  • Ukrainians: 52.4%
  • Russians: 44.1%
  • Belarusians: 0.9%
  • Armenians: 0.3%
  • Greeks: 0.3%
  • Georgians: 0.2%


  1. "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (PDF) (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 19 July 2016.
  2. "Pro-Ukraine activists defy harassment to rally in town on Russian border | World news | The Guardian". Retrieved 2016-06-20.
  3. "Putin Is Accidentally Helping Unite Eastern and Western Ukraine | New Republic". Retrieved 2016-06-20.
  4. "Donbass defenders put WWII tank back into service". Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  5. "OSCE: Eastern Ukrainians return home despite landmine danger". Retrieved 2016-06-20.
  6. "У Харцизьку зелені чоловічки захопили міськраду. Регіонал з ними – Українська правда". Retrieved 2016-06-20.
  7. "Про затвердження переліку населених пунктів, на території ... | від 07.11.2014 № 1085-р". Retrieved 2016-06-20.
  8. "Ukraine crisis: Russia steps up rhetoric on possible intervention –". Retrieved 2016-06-20.
  9. "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 2012-11-27.

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