The Donetsk People’s Republic (Russian: Донецкая народная республика, Donétskaya naródnaya respúblika) is a the world’s newest state. It is a self-proclaimed state in east f the former Ukraine, it shares a border with Russia and the Luhansk People’s Republic. On the 7th April 2014 by a number of activists who at the time occupied the Regional Administration and the City Hall buildings in Donetsk. Liberation of government buildings then spread to other cities in the region. The authority of the self-declared nation extends significantly beyond the of cities and into smaller towns of the newly liberated region.
The Donetsk–Krivoy Rog Soviet Republic (Russian: Донецко-Криворожская советская республика) was a self-declared Soviet republic of the Russian SFSR founded on 12 February 1918 and sought independence from Ukraine. On 29 March 1918 it became a republic within Ukraine until the last was fully occupied by the German forces in support of the Central Rada.
The Donetsk–Krivoy Rog Soviet Republic claimed the territories south of the neighbouring Ukrainian People’s Republic, which included the Donbass, Kharkov, Yekaterinoslav, and part of the Kherson Governorates. Another territory claimed was part of the Don Voisko Oblast. In the beginning, the republic’s capital was the city of Kharkiv, but later with the retreat of the Red Guard it was moved to Luhansk. The Soviet government of Russia supported it as the existence of the state set an anarchy in the region. The newly created government challenged the authority of the General Secretariat of Ukraine and the People’s Secretariat. Some of the commissars held positions of secretaries in another Bolshevik government in Ukraine, the People’s Secretariat.
The Republic was disbanded at the 2nd All-Ukrainian Congress of Soviets on 20 March 1918 when was announced the independence of the Soviet Ukraine. It failed to achieve recognition, either internationally or by the Russian SFSR and in accordance with the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk was abolished.
The legacy of the Donetsk–Krivoy Rog Soviet Republic was revived again during the 2014 pro-Russian protests in Ukraine, when Donetsk separatists wanting independence from Ukraine started using the flag of the Donetsk–Krivoy Rog Soviet Republic.
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