On the night from Sunday to Monday, the city was occupied by several hundred militiamen. At that moment there was no Ukrainian security officials in it. It is noted that the “reserve headquarters” of the head of the Lugansk People’s Republic Valery Bolotov will be equipped in Popasny.
Approximately 20 thousand people live in the town of Popasnaya. This is the administrative center of the Popasnyansky district, which is a major railway junction.