Donets Coal Basin

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Donets Basin
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Donetsk Oblast
Country Ukraine / Russia
Products Coal

The Donets Basin,[1][2] also Donets Coal Basin (Ukrainian: Донецький вугільний басейн, Russian: Донецкий угольный бассейн), also known as Donbas(s) (Ukrainian: Донбас, Russian: Донбасс) is a large coal mining region located primarily in the east Ukraine (Donetsk Oblast, Luhansk Oblast) (small portion South Russia in Rostov Oblast) known for its mining of bituminous coal (black coal). It is named after a river that flows through the region, Donets.

Donets basin represents one of the largest coal reserves in Ukraine having estimated reserves of 60 billion tonnes of coal.[3] Mid-March 2017 Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree on a temporary ban on the movement of goods to and from territory controlled by the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic and Luhansk People's Republic meaning that since then Ukraine does not buy coal from the Donets Coal Basin.[4]

Donets Basin regions[edit]

Other coal basins in Ukraine[edit]

See also[edit]


  2. ^ Donets Basin. Encyclopedia of Ukraine
  3. ^ "Coal in Ukraine" (PDF). 2012. Retrieved 2013-07-23.
  4. ^ Ukrainian energy industry: thorny road of reform, UNIAN (10 January 2018)