Izvaryne

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Izvaryne
Ізварине
Izvaryne is located in Lugansk Oblast
Izvaryne
Location of Izvaryne
Izvaryne is located in Ukraine
Izvaryne
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Country
Oblast
City municipality
 Ukraine
Luhansk Oblast
Krasnodon
Founded 1914
Government
 • Mayor Mykhailo Denikin
Area
 • Total 7.82 km2 (3.02 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 1,755
Postal code 94445
Area code(s) +380 6435
Website http://krasnodon.org.ua/

Izvaryne (Ukrainian: Ізварине; Russian: Изварино, Izvarino) is a urban-type settlement located on the E40 highway in Krasnodon Municipality, Luhansk Oblast, Ukraine. It is also an important road and railway crossing point on the Ukrainian side of the Russo-Ukrainian border.[2] There are facilities at the crossing for motorcars, lorries, and trains. Izvaryne lies across from the Russian town of Donetsk in Rostov Oblast, not to be confused with the Ukrainian city of Donetsk.[2] Population: 1,692 (2013 est.)[3].

The border post became part of protracted struggle between the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine and pro-Russian insurgents affiliated with the Luhansk People's Republic during the rising unrest in Ukraine in the aftermath of the 2014 Ukrainian revolution. Multiple attacks by the insurgents upon the post were repelled. Despite this, the Border Guard was overwhelmed by insurgents on 20 June 2014, and was forced to retreat into Russian territory, where many guardsmen were captured, and later returned to Ukraine.[4][5] An LPR official said on 25 June that they had gained complete control of the border post.[6] It was reported in July that the post was used by the insurgents as vital link to supplies and reinforcements from Russia.[7] According to the Russian Federal Security Service forty-one Ukrainian soldiers defected to Russia at Izvaryne on 27 July.[8] Ukrainian Defence Minister Valeriy Heletey confirmed that 41 Ukrainian soldiers had crossed into Russia and that this case was investigated.[9]

Demographics

According to the 2001 census, the population of the village was 2,091.[10] 4.16% said that their native language was Ukrainian, whilst 94.88% said that it was Russian.

References

  1. State Statistics Committee of Ukraine. Number of real population of Ukraine on January 1, 2011, Kiyv-2011 (doc)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "List of border crossing points". State Border Guard Service of Ukraine. 2 July 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 21 January 2015.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Fighting rages on despite declared truce". BBC News. 21 June 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Russian continues to hold the Ukrainian border guards from "Izvarino"". Liga News (in Russian). 21 June 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2014.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "'Luhansk People's Republic' authorities claim complete control over Izvaryne border checkpoint". Kyiv Post. 25 June 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Ukraine Advances After Heavy Fighting". Kyiv Post. 25 July 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "Over 40 Ukrainian Soldiers Flee to Russia". Tasnim News Agency. 27 July 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. MH17 crash: Dutch PM rules out military mission to secure site, BBC News (27 July 2014)
  10. "2001 Census of Ukraine". Retrieved 28 July 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>