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Ukraine and rebels trade prisoners  Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine have exchanged scores of prisoners with the Ukrainian government near the rebel-held city of Donetsk   Ukrainian breakaway regions hold elections Map of Donetsk Ukraine  Residents of separatist-controlled regions voted to elect legislators and executives in polls that have been denounced by the international community   Ukraine crisis: Shell kills four at Donetsk school Map of Donetsk Ukraine
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Ukraine rebels 'pull heavy weapons'  Pro-Russia rebels in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, says they have 'fully removed' heavy weapons from the front line, as agreed in a ceasefire deal Shelling follows Minsk peace summit  New shelling has been reported in the rebel-held east Ukrainian cities of Donetsk and Luhansk, shortly after the peace deal reached in Minsk   Pro-Russian rebels reject peace deal Map of Donetsk Ukraine
  Pro-Russian Ukraine separatists free IRC aid workers Map of Donetsk Ukraine
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  Pro-Russian separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine have freed two American aid workers seized ten days ago
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  The rebels in eastern Ukraine rejected a previously signed peace deal and announced a new offensive against Ukrainian government troops
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  A shell has killed four people at a school in the rebel-held east Ukrainian city of Donetsk, on the first day of classes, officials and witnesses say
2014 Sep.15       Pro-Russian rebels release captive Ukrainian troops Map of Donetsk Ukraine
  Pro-Russian rebels released dozens of captive Ukrainian troops Sunday as part of a ceasefire deal
2014 Sep.2       Russian military forces in major rebel cities Map of Donetsk Ukraine
  Russian forces have been spotted in both major rebel-held cities in eastern Ukraine, prompting Ukraine to declare it now has to fight the Russian army
2014 Aug.24     Donetsk rebels parade captured soldiers Map of Donetsk Ukraine
  Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine have marched dozens of captured government soldiers through the city of Donetsk
2014 Aug.15       Ukraine says it destroyed much of Russian military convoy Map of Donetsk Ukraine
  Ukraine claims its artillery destroyed much of a military convoy that crossed from Russia into Ukraine, an incursion that British newspapers witnessed
2014 Aug.14   Top rebel commander in Ukraine reportedly resigns  The self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) said in a statement on its website that Defense Minister Igor Strelkov has resigned 2014 Aug.11       Ukraine shelling sparks jailbreak Map of Donetsk Ukraine
  Five artillery shells hit a high-security prison on the outskirts of Donetsk last night, sparking a riot in which 106 inmates escaped, local officials say
2014 Aug.10       Army pounds rebels in Donetsk Map of Donetsk Ukraine
  Ukraine's military has pounded the main pro-Russian rebel stronghold of Donetsk with artillery fire, causing massive damage throughout the city
2014 Aug.7       Ukraine: Rebel leader resigns; militants shoot down fighter plane Map of Donetsk Ukraine
  Alexander Borodai, prime minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic is stepping down and handing over power to Alexander Zakharchenko
2014 Aug.5       Ukraine rebel-held Donetsk sees 'heavy fighting' Map of Donetsk Ukraine
  Heavy fighting has erupted in a suburb of the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, in eastern Ukraine, local officials say
2014 Aug.3       Donetsk and Luhansk 'facing siege' Map of Donetsk Ukraine
  Civilians in eastern Ukraine are preparing for a siege as government forces close in on the rebel-held cities of Donetsk and Luhansk
2014 Jul.23     Two military jets shot down over Donetsk Map of Donetsk Ukraine
  Two Ukrainian military jets were shot down in the eastern part of the country, where pro-Russian rebels have fought against government
2014 Jul.7   Rebels blamed as Ukraine bridges hit  Three bridges have been destroyed on roads leading into the city of Donetsk on Monday ahead of an expected offensive from government forces 2014 Jul.6   Ukraine rebels regroup after losing Sloviansk  Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine are reported to be regrouping in Donetsk after government forces retook some of their main strongholds 2014 Jun.28       Second OSCE team freed in Donetsk Map of Donetsk Ukraine
  Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine have released the four remaining European monitors they were holding
2014 Jun.23   Ukraine separatists 'to join truce'  Pro-Russia rebels in eastern Ukraine say they will observe a ceasefire until Friday morning, responding to the Ukrainian forces' unilateral ceasefire 2014 Jun.12       Explosion rocks breakaway city in eastern Ukraine Map of Donetsk Ukraine
  An explosion has shaken the center of the city of Donetsk, where pro-Russian separatists have taken over a regional administration building
2014 May.12       Ukraine rebels seek to join Russia Map of Donetsk Ukraine
  Denis Pushilin, the separatist leader, is calling on Russia to 'absorb' the eastern region of Donetsk after Sunday's unofficial vote on its status
2014 May.11     Ukraine rebels claim poll victory   Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine's eastern Donetsk region have claimed a resounding victory in a 'self-rule' referendum, saying 89% voted in favour 2014 May.11     Ukraine rebels hold self-rule vote Map of Donetsk Ukraine
  Pro-Russian separatists in two eastern regions are holding 'self-rule' referendums - a move condemned by the Ukrainian government and the West
 Correspondents at polling stations report chaotic scenes, no voting booths in places and no electoral register
2014 May.8   Pro-Russia separatists say 'nyet' to Putin  Separatists have decided to go ahead with a Sunday referendum on greater local powers, they said Thursday, defying a call by Russian President 2014 May.1   Pro-Russian group seizes Donetsk office  Hundreds of pro-Russian militants have seized the regional prosecutor's office in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, and there are reports of injuries 2014 Apr.30   Kiev 'helpless' to quell parts of east  acting President Olexander Turchynov has admitted his forces are 'helples' to quell unrest driven by pro-Russian activists in Donetsk and Luhansk 2014 Apr.23   Ukraine to target militants in 4 cities  Pro-Russian militants will be targeted in four key cities in Ukraine's restive east, Ukraine's Deputy Prime Minister said Wednesday 2014 Apr.18   Pro-Russia protesters defy Ukraine deal  The self-declared leader of pro-Russian separatists in Donetsk defied a deal for protesters to vacate seized buildings and lay down their arms 2014 Apr.11       Ukraine in offer to troubled east Map of Donetsk Ukraine
  Interim prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has offered to devolve more powers to eastern regions, where separatists are defying the government
2014 Apr.8       Pro-Russian demonstrators loot Ukraine buildings Map of Donetsk Ukraine
  Masked, pro-Russian activists in eastern Ukraine have begun looting government offices in Donetsk
2014 Apr.7     Protesters declare Donetsk 'republic' Map of Donetsk Ukraine
  Pro-Russian protesters who seized the regional government building in the city of Donetsk are reported to have declared a 'people's republic'
2014 Apr.6     Pro-Russians storm government office in Donetsk Map of Donetsk Ukraine
  Pro-Russian protesters have stormed the regional administration building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk
2014 Feb.17     Lavillenie shatters Sergey Bubka's pole vault world record Map of Donetsk Ukraine
  Frenchman Renaud Lavillenie, with Bubka cheering him on, is bettering Bubka in the latter's hometown of Donetsk in Ukraine, with 6.16 meters
2013 Feb.13   Deaths reported in Ukraine plane crash  At least four people died when a plane made an emergency crash-landing. There were 45 people on board when the AN-24 crashed 2012 Oct.23     Shakhtar fell champions Chelsea Map of Donetsk Ukraine
  The Ukrainian champions won 2-1 after Alex Teixeira gave the hosts the perfect start with a goal after three minutes as the ball ricocheted off Terry
2012 Jun.27   Spain reach Euro final after shootout  Spain won a nail-biting penalty shootout against Portugal after a tense goalless draw. Ronaldo never even got to take a spot kick
 Spain became only the second team to reach 3 successive major tournament finals, , beating Portugal 4-2
2012 Jun.23       Spain reach semi-finals
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  Spain waltzed past a feeble France side 2-0 in Donetsk to set up a Euro 2012 semi-final meeting with Portugal
2012 Jun.19       Rooney heads England into last eight Map of DONETSK Ukraine
  England 1-0 Ukraine. Wayne Rooney returned with a goal to send England through to the quarter finals of Euro 2012 as Group D winners
2012 Jun.15       France reign in Ukraine rain Map of Donetsk Ukraine
  Euro 2012 hosts Ukraine were brought back down to earth after their opening match heroics as France clinched a 2-0 victory in stormy Donetsk
2012 Jun.11       England holds on for draw vs. France Map of DONETSK Ukraine
  The English held on for a 1-1 draw with France on Monday at the European Championship, giving the Group D favorites one point each
2009 Nov.18       Greece claim World Cup spot Map of Donetsk Ukraine
  Dimitrios Saplingidis cleverly beat the offside trap to score the only goal of the match over Ukraine in the 32nd minute for the visitors
2009 May.7     Late goal puts Shakhtar in UEFA Cup final Map of Donetsk Ukraine
  Donetsk's goal by Brazilian Ilsinho helped them defeat fellow-Ukrainians Dynamo Kiev 2-1, for a 3-2 aggregate victory
2008 Jun.8     Battle to save 37 miners Map of Donetsk Ukraine
  Rescue teams are battling to save miners trapped underground after a gas explosion. The rescuers are racing against time amid fears of flooding
2007 Nov.18   63 killed after coal mine blast   A methane blast has ripped through a mine in eastern Ukraine, killing more than 30 miners and leaving about 50 others missing
 The explosion occurred at the Zasyadka mine in the Donetsk region at a depth of more than 1,000 meters. The blast, caused by a build-up of methane gas
2006 Aug.22   Russia airliner with 170 aboard crashes  The pilot reported a fire on board and heavy turbulence. A jet crashed in eastern Ukraine, killing all on board
 The Tupolev-154, belonging to St Petersburg-based Pulkovo airlines,was flying from southern Russia to St Petersburg. The the crash site, is about 45km north of Donetsk.
2002 Jul.31     Coal mine explosions kills at least 19
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  2 miners were still missing after the blast at more than 1,000 meters underground in Donetsk in southeastern Ukraine
2001 Aug.20     Hopes fade for mine survivors Map of Donetsk Ukraine
  An underground fire in a coal mine has thwarted efforts to rescue trapped 10 miners
2001 Aug.19     Mine blast kills 33 Map of Donetsk Ukraine
  250 miners were working underground when occurred the coal dust and methane gas explosion

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