Sloviansk (Ukrainian: Слов'я́нськ, translit. Slov"jans'k[slɔu̯ˈjɑnʲsʲk]; Russian: Славя́нск, translit. Slavjansk[slɐˈvʲansk]) is a city of oblast significance in Donetsk Oblast, eastern Ukraine. It also serves as the administrative center of the Sloviansk Raion (district), though it does not belong to the raion. It was founded in 1676. The city was one of the focal points in the early stages of the 2014 pro-Russian conflict in Ukraine. It was retaken by Ukrainian forces in July 2014. Population: 117,445 (2013 est.).