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industrial region, Ukraine and Russia: see Donets BasinDonets Basin
, abbreviated as Donbas
, industrial region (c.10,000 sq mi/25,900 sq km), E Ukraine and SW European Russia, N of the Sea of Azov and W of the Donets River.
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, Donbas
an industrial region in E Ukraine in the plain of the Rivers Donets and lower Dnieper: the site of a major coalfield
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The strike was not supported by the powerful Union of Coal Industry Workers, the Donbas Independent Miners' Union, the Republican Union of Engineer Workers or the regional Donbas Strike Committee.
NEW YORK (CyHAN)- President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine told the General Assembly today (29 Sept) "For over the 20 months, Russia's aggression against my country has been continuing through the financing of terrorists and mercenaries, and supply of arms and military equipment to illegal armed groups in Donbas.
But if Ukraine's government and the West remain united, the Kremlin might see that its enclaves in Donbas represent a threat mainly to Russia itself.
Professor, Head of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Department, a vice-rector in scientific activity of the Donbas National Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture; an academician of the Ukrainian science Academy and Academy of Civil Engineering of Ukraine, a corresponding member of the Academy of Architecture of Ukraine, member of the International Institute of Civil Engineers (MEng ICE).
In contrast to open calls for the secession of Eastern Ukrainian regions, which are few and unpopular, these regions are a source of pressure and a domestic lobby for policies outlined in the Donbas opinion polls held in 1994.
Although the ceasefire has been respected in the majority of the Donbas, however, he added, intense fighting continues around Debaltseve, where heavy shelling and street-by-street fighting have resulted in scores of casualties.
Nazarbayev in his turn has congratulated Ukraine on successful parliamentary elections and expressed readiness to fully contribute to the restoration of economic cooperation between the countries and to accelerate the peace process in Donbas.
The exhibition is supported in part by the Industrial Union of Donbas, the U.
The Communists receive their strongest support in areas such as the Donbas and the Crimea.
TEHRAN (FNA)- A total of 29 people have gone missing or have been illegally detained by Ukrainian security forces in the Southeastern Donbas region over the past week, the office of the Human Rights Commissioner of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), Daria Morozova, reported on Monday.
The conflict in eastern Ukraine started in April, 2014 when Kiev launched a military operation against independence supporters of Donbas.
She noted that residents of Ukraine's Donbas strive to flee the region and the humanitarian crisis continues to worsen dramatically in the coldest period of the year.