Novhorodske is located in Bakhmut district of Donetsk region; local residents turned to the Parliament, asking to rename their settlement. When they brought this issue up, Novhorodske was administrative centre of Novorodske rural council subordinated to Toretsk town council.
There are some 12,000 residents in Novhorodske now.
As we reported earlier, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky in a telephone conversation with Pope Francis discussed the situation in Donbas and expressed hope for cooperation in resolving the conflict.
Also, during the conversation, Zelensky thanked Pope Francis for his constant prayers for peace and tranquility in Ukraine. He also said that our state lost more than 14,000 people in the war in Donbas, and 1.5 million Ukrainians were forced to leave their homes.