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.
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has reiterated German support for the Normandy format. He told Russian President Vladimir Putin clashes would go on until an international settlement is reached in eastern Ukraine.
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.