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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 armed forces of Ukraine forced residents of Donbass to live in constant expectation of war, said member of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs Sergei Shargunov.
After Minsk, another period of calm ensued but did not result in peace, but rather another Russian offensive on the Donbas.
Except for the officially admitted use of SOF in Crimea, and the arrest of two Spetsna% GRU officers in Donbas in May 2015, there is little available in Russian open sources.
For over the 20 months, Russia's aggression against my country has been continued 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.
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.
To see the real situation in the Donbas and understand how Russia fulfills its part of commitments under the Minsk agreements, I offered Ms.
This sharp escalation of attacks is taking place along with ongoing massive supplies of military equipment, weapons and ammunition as well as mercenaries and regular troops to Donbas by the Russian Federation.
MOSKOVA (CyHAN)- Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has emphasized that the recently-signed Minsk agreements on Ukraine are highly important and need to be strictly implemented in order for the crisis in Donbas to end.
BRUSSELS, Jan 25 (KUNA) -- EU High Representative Federica Mogherini Sunday decided to convene an extraordinary EU Foreign Affairs Council this coming Thursday, in Brussels, following yesterday's attack on Mariupol and escalation of violence in Donbas, Eastern Ukraine.
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.
Russia's support for the election held by separatists in Donetsk and Luhansk -- key cities in Ukraine's Donbas region -- indicates that the Kremlin has decided to create another semi-permanent "mini-Cold War," this time in rebel-controlled areas of Russia's most important neighboring country.