- an industrial region in E Ukraine in the plain of the Rivers Donets and lower Dnieper: the site of a major coalfieldAlso called: Donets Basin
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They served in the volunteer Donbass Battalion, one of three specially organized National Guard battalions.Bitter Survivors and Caravans of Coffins from Ukraine’s “Eastern Boiler”
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In the past three months over 2,500 civilians have been killed in the crossfires of Donbass.
As a result of the violent war in Donbass, more and more Ukrainians say their country should join NATO.