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The Donets Basin, known commonly as the Donbas, is a historical, economic and cultural region of Eastern Ukraine and southwest Russia. A coal mining area since late 19th century, it has become a heavily industrialised territory suffering from urban decay and industrial pollution.


The Donbas Euroregion covers the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts of Ukraine, and also Rostov Oblast of the Russian Federation.


Donbas is currently the most densely populated of all the regions of Ukraine (excluding the capital city of Kiev). The city of Donetsk is considered the unofficial capital of Donbas.

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veterans of Ukraine's ongoing war patrol near the coal train they blockaded traveling from the occupied territories at Krivoy Torets station on Feb. 14.
A Hollywood film studio got in touch with renowned Russian MMA fighter and actor Oleg Taktarov, asking him to a play a role in a film about the Ukraine crisis that was "too political," the actor told Radio Sputnik.

On 18 February 2017, President, Vladimir Putin, published a decree, recognizing "on humanitarian grounds" all administrative acts emanating from the People's Republics of Donbass and Lougansk, governments that are not recognized [1]. By doing so ...
Moscow (Sputnik) - Russia hopes that agreements on ceasefire in Donbass will be adhered to and the withdrawal of heavy weapons will be resumed, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday.
Moscow defended its decision to recognise passports issued by Anti-Fascist authorities in Eastern Ukraine, saying yesterday it had done so as a response to Kiev's blockade of the Donbass people's republics. President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry ...
Russia's recognition of documents issued in certain areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions contradicts the Donbas settlement goals, the OSCE said in a statement posted on its website on Tuesday.

militants launched 74 attacks on positions of the armed forces of Ukraine in ATO area in Donbas over the past day. Two Ukrainian soldiers were wounded, another seven were injured.
rescue workers give food to local residents in the Ukrainian city of Avdiyivka on February 1, 2017, just north of the rebels' de facto capital Donetsk.
In a separate comment for REN TV, Taktarov compared the offer to participation in political defamation and said four companies owned by Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko were making money from the war in Donbass. "It is obvious who profits from this ...
The gunfire has somewhat subsided in the anti-terrorist operation zone in Eastern Ukraine, and 15 attacks have been seen since Monday morning without any ...
Nearly a quarter of Russian citizens think their country should officially recognize the self-declared Donetsk and Lugansk Republics as independent states, but ...
Kiev, February 19. /TASS/. Participants in a rally in front of the building of the Ukrainian president's administration in central Kiev, who demand the authorities support the blockade of coal supplies from Donbass areas that are not controlled by Kiev ...
Kiev, February 19. /TASS/. About 500 people have gathered in front of the building of the Ukrainian president's administration in central Kiev to demand the president support the blockade of coal supplies from Donbass regions that are not controlled by ...
Ukrainian servicemen leave to patrol the eastern city Avdiyivka on Feb. 4. The town has been the scene of heavy fighting in recent weeks, and clashes were ongoing there just hours before a new cease-fire in Eastern Ukraine was due to come into effect ...
On February 1, the Contact Group on the settlement in Eastern Ukraine demanded following meeting in Minsk an end to hostilities in the Donbass region and withdrawal of all weapons and equipment along the entire engagement line to storage sites by ...
Russian president Vladimir Putin has signed a decree validating identification documents issued by the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk people's republics in Eastern Ukraine.
In addition, the Council also decided to tighten control over the products' movement in the region of Donbass. It also tasked the government with developing measures to neutralize threats to Ukraine's energy security and imposing a ban on anthracite ...

Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin and his Swedish colleague Margot Wallstrom have discussed possible ways for resolving the situation in Donbas.
Miners work at the Kalinovskaya-Vostochnaya coal mine in the eastern Ukrainian city of Makiyivka near Donetsk on December 23, 2014.
Russia decided to validate Donbass residents' documents for humanitarian reasons and the presidential decree will remain in force until the Minsk peace deal is implemented, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Saturday.
Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg held a meeting on Saturday within the framework of the Munich Security Conference (MSC) and discussed a number of issues, including the recent escalation in Donbass, ...
The issue of prisoners captured by the warring parties within the framework of hostilities in Ukraine's Donbas between Kiev troops and local militias has been on the agenda of negotiations between the parties to the conflict for quite a long time.
"We underscored that the blockade of Donbass by Ukrainian radicals - including severing railway connection and car traffic and threats to end all access to this area - was unacceptable," Lavrov said after meeting French, German and Ukrainian ...
Moscow - Russia is ready to provide the international commission on the inquiry into the Boeing crash in Donbas with its own experts in decryption of data from radar stations, Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya) has said.
Ukrainian servicemen walk past the wreckage of a military car destroyed by pro-Russian separatists shelling in the small town of Shyrokyne, in Donetsk region, ...
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) hopes to see progress in the implementation of proposed "safety zones" in Donbass aimed at enhancing ...
militants launched 73 attacks on positions of the armed forces of Ukraine in ATO area in Donbas over the past day. Four Ukrainian soldiers were wounded.
Since the beginning of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine 2,197 Ukrainian soldiers were killed, performing tasks there, Chief of General Staff - Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces of Ukraine Viktor Muzhenko has said.
Under this formula the special status to Donbass will be assigned to the breakaway republics on the day of local elections in the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics.
The heads of self-proclaimed People's Republics of Donetsk and Luhansk, Igor Plotnitsky and Alexander Zakharchenko announced their readiness to take Kiev-controlled areas of the Donbas region by military means. "We have always said that the liberation ...
According to her, 'there is an idea that Donbass, like Kosovo could be governed by international community. There would be police, border control, semblance of democratic processes and in some ten years people in the region could possibly decide by ...
The organizers of the blockade of trade with separatists-held territories of Ukraine have declared the intention to continue their blockade at Donbas. "The blockade will go on! All the threats from corrupt authorities indicate that we are doing the ...
Disregard of the parties to the Ukrainian conflict for the rules of international humanitarian law infringes on the living conditions of civilians on both sides of the contact line, with people being deprived of basic rights, a report issued Thursday ...
Some 2,197 Ukrainian military killed since conflict start in Donbas. By Interfax-Ukraine. Published Feb. 17 at 12:53 pm. Ukrainian soldiers stand in front of a makeshift memorial for their colleagues who died in this area, near Avdiyivka, Donetsk ...
Fighting has picked up in the Donbas again, with three Ukrainian soldiers being killed and four injured over the past 24 hours, the Ukrainian military reported on Feb. 16.
17.02.2017 09:32. militants launched 66 attacks on positions of the armed forces of Ukraine in ATO area in Donbas over the past day.
The Donbas territories can only be returned to Ukraine as a result of political and diplomatic settlement, Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko said.
16.02.2017 10:18. The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will continue its projects in Eastern Ukraine under which it will support 220000 ...
The Russia-backed separatists fired on the positions of the Ukrainian military 49 times in Donbas over the past day, the press service of the Ukraine military said.
A new documentary called "Shkola Nomer 3" (school Number 3) about teens living in the Eastern Ukraine is to have its world premiere at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival, the Berlinale, on Feb. 15.
"As of February 13, 2017, according to the structural units of social protection at regional and city administrations, 1,633,346 internally displaced persons have been registered or 1,315,620 families from Donbas and Crimea," reads a statement ...
Sittings of three subgroups of the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) to settle the situation in Donbas, Eastern Ukraine, have begun in Minsk.
Marochko also said during the briefing that the People's militia found Ukrainian artillery on the contact line of the Donbas. The locations of two 152-mm artillery systems and 120 and 82-millimeter mortars were found in the village of Luhanskoye three ...
Donbas war veterans of the Ukrainian government forces' have blocked on Jan. 25 the stretch of railroad connecting Luhansk, Lysychansk, and Popasna between Horske and Zolote to prevent trade with the part of Ukrainian territory not controlled by Kyiv.
The blockade was imposed on January 25 by former militants from the so-called 'volunteer battalions'
15.02.2017 09:28. militants launched 52 attacks on positions of the armed forces of Ukraine in ATO area in Donbas over the past day.
The armed forces of Ukraine have used Weapons of Mass Destruction in Donbass. The Russian Investigative Committee has got evidence of appliance of tactical missile complexes Tochka-U, known as Scarab B, against the Donbass peaceful residents.
Deputy chief of the OSCE's Special Monitoring Mission for Ukraine Alexander Hug talks with people in a tent set to warm local residents of town of Avdiivka (about 20,000 people),Donetsk region after the the town's heating is provided by a coke plant ...
One Ukrainian soldier was wounded in action near the town of Avdiyivka in Donbas on Feb. 12, Ukrainian Defense Ministry speaker Oleksandr Motuzianyk said ...
SKR announcement shows the use by Kiev of offensive weapons to destroy populated areas in the depths of Donbass, where Donetsk and Lugansk held separate independence referenda in March 2014, supported by the majority of the population.


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