From Russian Донба́сс (Donbáss), abbreviation of Доне́цкий бассе́йн (Donéckij basséjn, “Donets Basin”), after Доне́ц (Donéc, “Donets River”) + бассе́йн (basséjn, “basin”). Compare Donbas, from Ukrainian.
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- 2022 March 25, Idrees Ali; Phil Stewart, “U.S. sees Russia focusing on eastern Ukraine, senior U.S. defense official says”, in Chizu Nomiyama; Daniel Wallis, editors, Reuters, archived from the original on 25 March 2022, World:
- The United States assesses that Russia is prioritizing eastern Ukraine's Donbass, as opposed to Kyiv, in what could be an effort to build leverage in negotiations and cut off Ukrainian forces in the east from the rest of the country, a senior U.S. defense official said on Friday.
Donbas — see Donbas