Category Archives: Donetsk

Franz Grinkevich Memorial, Donetsk, Ukraine

This memorial in the centre of Donetsk commemorates Colonel Franz A. Grinkevich, who commanded the 32nd Guards Tank Brigade, one of the units that liberated the city, which was then known as Stalino. Grinkevich was killed on October 11, 1943, … Continue reading

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Monument to the Liberators of the Donbass, Donetsk, Ukraine

The Donbass (a shortening of Donets Basin) region of eastern Ukraine is the industrial and mining heartland of the country and was thus a prime target in the German planning for the war. The region’s largest city, Stalino (now Donetsk) … Continue reading

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