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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.
In late January, a group of former participants of Ukraine's military operation in Donbass, including several lawmakers, blocked traffic on several segments of freight rail lines running from the territories uncontrolled by Kiev.
"We ask you to stop Ukraine and force Poroshenko to cease criminal activities against the people of the Donbass. Make Poroshenko stop shooting civilians, make him lift the economic blockade of the Donbass," the document reads. In their address ...
Three Ukrainian soldiers were killed and another eight people were wounded in the area of the Anti-terrorist Operation (ATO) in Donbas in the past 24 hours, Ukrainian Defense Ministry official Andriy Lysenko said. "Three Ukrainian servicemen were ...
Two civilians - a man and a woman - were killed on March 25 during a shelling attack on the village of Zaitsev, 62 km north-east of Donetsk in the country's war-torn Donbas region. An upsurge in violence between Ukrainian troops and Russian-backedÃÂ ...
Moscow, March 27. /TASS/. Kiev's attempts to impose a blockade on Donbass in hope that the region will capitulate are unacceptable, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said after talks with his Italian counterpart Angelino Alfano.
Russian-backed forces in the Donbas attacked Ukrainian troops with mortars, artillery, small arms, and tanks over the last 24 hours, Ukrainian Ministry of Defense spokesperson Andriy Lysenko said at a press conference on March 24.
Shots fired close to OSCE patrol in Donbas. By Euan MacDonald. Published March 25 at 1:19 pm. OSCE mission employees look at protesters during a rally in front the OSCE mission in Donetsk on Feb. 15, 2017.