Stanytsia Luhanska

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Stanytsia Luhanska (Ukrainian: Станиця Луганська) is an urban-type settlement on the banks of the Seversky Donets River in Luhansk Oblast in eastern Ukraine. Population: 13,734 (2013 est.)[1]. Stanytsia Luhanska is one of two local foundations of the Don Cossacks in today's Ukraine and the administrative center of the Stanytsia-Luhanska Raion 20 km northeast of Luhansk.

Starting Mid-April 2014 pro-Russian separatists captured several towns in Donetsk Oblast;[2][3] including Stanytsia Luhanska.[4] On 21 August 2014, Ukrainian forces reportedly were clearing Stanytsia Luhanska from the pro-Russian separatists.[5] The settlement remained under control of the Ukrainian authorities.[6]

Demographics

Native language as of the Ukrainian Census of 2001:[7]

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