Donetsk is an industrial city in Ukraine located in the Donbass region, which has been controlled by pro-Russian separatists since 2014.
Donetsk and its surrounding areas in Eastern Ukraine have been a major economic, industrial and scientific centre of Ukraine. It has a population of about two million. During Soviet times, the city's steel industry was expanded and the region remains the center for coal mining and steel industry. Here you can find a compilation of all DW content referring to Donetsk.
The small town of Pisky in eastern Ukraine was once a getaway for Donetsk's rich. But after being caught in the cross fire of a nearly three-year-long conflict between the Ukrainian army and pro Russian separatists, Pisky has become an apocalyptic ghost town. Only a handful of people remain in this formerly wealthy suburb that used to house over 2,000 people.