Donbass


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Donbass

(dɒnˈbɑːs) or

Donbas

n
(Placename) an industrial region in E Ukraine in the plain of the Rivers Donets and lower Dnieper: the site of a major coalfield. Also called: Donets Basin
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Noun1.Donbass - an industrial region in the Ukraine
Ukraine, Ukrayina - a republic in southeastern Europe; formerly a European soviet; the center of the original Russian state which came into existence in the ninth century
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The introduction of IMSMA will help Ukraine to respond to old challenges and deal with the consequences of the recent hostilities in Donbass.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The agreement on the withdrawal of arms is an important step in resolving the conflict in Ukraine's Donbass Region, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said while attending the UN General Assembly in New York.
MORE than 6,500 deaths have been reported in the Donbass region, where Ukrainian forces have battled Russian-supported separatist fighters for control since April 2014.
More than 6,500 people have been killed during nearly 16 months of fighting in the eastern Donbass region which borders Russia.
Special status of free elections in Donbass have not been applied.
An issue of concern to Bulgaria is whether local authorities adhere to the principle of proportional mobilization (depending on the size of the respective community) in case of escalation in the Donbass region.
In response the Ukrainian government launched a military counter-offensive against the insurgents, which resulted in the war in Donbass.
He declares that Russian is no longer an official language, despite a third of the population, mostly in the Donbass, all being Russian speaking.
The officials spoke for immediate stopping of the shelling in Donbass and for withdrawal of heavy weapons," reads the press statement.
In recent weeks, lethal arms to Ukraine have intensified in a worrisome way," Sergei Ryabkov was quoted by the RIA news agency, in response to the crisis at the industrial Donbass region of east Ukraine.
Donbass et Lougansk, les deux regions ukrainiennes qui ont proclame leur independance par rapport a Kiev en mai dernier et annonce leur volonte de former une union des republiques populaires baptisee Novorossia (Nouvelle Russie), ont consacre definitivement, dimanche dernier, leur separation de l'Ukraine en organisant l'election presidentielle.
The fragile ceasefire agreed by President Petro Poroshenko included a promise to give the Donbass region around Donetsk and Luhansk a "special status" with limited autonomy.