Makiyivka (məkēˈəfkə) [key], Rus. Makeyevka, city (1989 pop. 430,000), SE Ukraine, in the Donets Basin. It is a metallurgical and coal-mining center and has machinery and coking plants. Makiyivka was founded in 1899 as a metallurgical settlement called Dmitriyevsk.
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