Donets Coal Basin
|Country||Ukraine / Russia|
The Donets Basin, 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. 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.
Donets Basin regions
Other coal basins in Ukraine
- Donbass, historic and cultural