Donetsk is the large city in Eastern Ukraine on the Kalmius river. Administratively, it is a center of Donetsk Oblast, while historically, it is the unofficial capital and largest city of the economic and cultural Donetsk Basin region. Donetsk is the most important town of the South-East of Ukraine.


Donetsk is a pretty city, everything is within walking distance. . The principal street, from the railway station to the steelworks, is 9km (5.5 miles) long, with the main shops, hotels, and administrative buildings. Others institutions scattered in close proximity include the Donetsk University, polytechnic, medical and trade institutes, and more than 30 scientific research establishments, including a branch of the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Cultural amenities include several theaters and a philharmonic hall.