Donbas Region – UPSC Prelims

Donbas Region:
  • Donetsk and Luhansk are two states located in eastern Ukraine, which share a border with Russia.
  • Within these two states are two separatist territories known as the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR), which are run by Russian and Russian-backed separatists.
  • This entire region, which includes Donetsk, Luhansk and their respective separatist territories, is generally referred to as the ‘Donbas’ region.
  • Donbas, located on the Russian border adjoining Russia, has a majority Russian-speaking population.
  • It is an industrial area and is famous for its coal reserves.
  • Russia has recognised Donetsk and Luhansk as independent nations.

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