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Svitlodarsk scene overlooking power plant

Svitlodarsk (Ukrainian: Світлодарськ, Russian: Светлодарск) is a city of district significance within the larger Debaltseve municipality, Donetsk Oblast (province) of Ukraine. Population: 12,164 (2013 est.)[1].

It is an industrial urban-type settlement, built as the home for the Vuhlehirska thermal power plant.

In the War in Donbass (that started in the spring of 2014) the city is near the frontline with the separatists Donetsk People's Republic.[2] Because of the conflict the number of Svitlodarsk residents has shrunk to a few thousand.[2]


Native language as of the Ukrainian Census of 2001:[3]


  1. "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>
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ukraine forces in Svitlodarsk try to learn what's coming next in Russia's war, Kyiv Post (23 August 2015)
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