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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 are a major economic, industrial and scientific hub Ukraine. It has a population of about two million. It been one of the main sites of fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists. 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.
Brazilian footballers from top Ukrainian clubs Shakhtar Donetsk and Dynamo Kyiv have appealed to their government for help leaving the country in a video message. The league has been suspended, but some are staying on.