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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About 6,000 Ukrainian servicemen, including those who took part in the armed conflict in Eastern Ukraine's Donbass region, have been trained at Yavorov since 2015.
Among his topics are the historical roots of Ukraine's schism, Western expansionism: operationalizing the geopolitical and civilizational divides, Ukraine's "stateness" problem: the tectonics of a faultline state, Putin's Crimea gambit: from revolution to civil war, and whether the terror in Donbass is Putin's war or civil war.
Ukraine and the separatists swapped hundreds of prisoners on Wednesday in the biggest such exchange since the outbreak of a conflict in the eastern Donbass region that has killed more than 10,000 people.
Washington has crossed all lines in fomenting the conflict in Donbass region, east Ukraine, he said in a statement.
But Kiev refuses to buy Donbass coal directly, although the officials continue to regard the troubled area as part of its territory.
This move would be intended to give Ukraine's military the ability to impose new costs on the Russians and their proxies engaged in a separatist revolt in the country's eastern region of Donbass, thereby persuading the Kremlin to give up the fight.
Proclamation of the People's Republic of Salcininkai, a name that is parallel to the Donbass People's Republic established during the Ukrainian-Russian conflict, and identification of the Salcininkai residents with Donbass separatists, is a cynical provocation and yet another mockery of society," reads the municipality's press release.
M2 EQUITYBITES-March 6, 2017-Air Liquide reports inability to operate in Donbass, Ukraine
The leader of the pro-Russian rebel group in Ukraine known as Donetsk People's Republic has planned to cut all economic ties with the rest of the country in response to an economic blockade placed on the separatist-controlled city of Donbass.
Zhirinovsky said that "Iraq and Syria mean to Turkey what they mean Crimea and Donbas to Russia, and Alqurm and Donbass are part of Russia, the Russians have always lived there, as always the Turks lived in northern Iraq and Syria, which are a Turkish land," .
A day earlier, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his Ukrainian and French counterparts Pavlo Klimkin and Jean-Marc Ayrault announced that a ceasefire in Donbass would go into effect starting at midnight on Thursday.