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 (də-nĕts′, dŭ-nyĕts′)
A river rising in western Russia and flowing about 1,050 km (650 mi) through eastern Ukraine to join the Don River.


(Russian daˈnjɛts)
(Placename) a river rising in SW Russia, in the Kursk steppe and flowing southeast, through Ukraine, to the Don River. Length: about 1078 km (670 miles)



1. a river rising in the SW Russian Federation near Belgorod, flowing SE through Ukraine to the Don River. ab. 650 mi. (1045 km) long.
2. Also called Donets′ Ba′sin. an area S of this river, in E Ukraine: coal-mining region. 9650 sq. mi. (24,995 sq. km).
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The Ukrainian military called in air support as its ground troops struggled to expel insurgents from the city of more than 100,000 people, on the right bank of the Seversky Donets River.
In the eastern steppe zone moose completely occupied forests in the Seversky Donets River Basin and along the Dnieper tributaries.
In the middle of the nineteenth century intellectuals living in the imperial tsarist provinces north of the Black Sea had begun to think of the territory situated between the Bug, Prypriat, and Donets rivers as a separate region.