Starting mid-April 2014 pro-Russian separatists captured several towns in Donetsk Oblast; including Krasnohorivka. On 1 August 2014 Ukrainian forces had secured the city from the pro-Russian extremists. The town then became situated close to the frontline with the separatists controlled Donetsk.
On 3 June 2015 fresh violence returned to the town as pro-Russian rebels launched an offensive there, involving 1000 troops, tanks and heavy artillery. The rebels stated they only engaged in defence measures after an assault by the Ukrainian army. Video footage showed outgoing artillery fire originating in residential areas in Donetsk held by the rebels, directed at Ukrainian government positions, a violation of both the Minsk II agreement and Geneva Conventions. The attacking rebel forces included a number of Russian soldiers sent by the Kremlin. Ukrainian government accused Russia of inciting the conflict. Western diplomats stated that the assault was carried out by combined Russian-separatist forces.
Famous people from Krasnohorivka
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- Ukraine crisis: Violence flares up near Donetsk, BBC News (3 June 2015)
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- Ukraine at risk of return to full war after major battle in Donetsk, The Guardian (3 June 2015)
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