• Unrecognized states
  • Independence declared 12 May 2014
  • President Denis Vladimirovich Pushilin
  • Population 2,302,444
  • Capital Donetsk
  • Anthem Glory to the Republic

The Donetsk People’s Republic is an area in the eastern part of Ukraine which proclaimed independence in Spring 2014, in the wake of the Ukrainian revolution. It receives humanitarian and military backing from Russia, but is officially only recognized by—the also unrecognized—South Ossetia. According to Ukraine, both the separatists from the Donetsk People’s Republic and the neighboring Luhansk People’s Republic are terrorists. The war that started as a result of the proclamation of independence still continues.