Donbass is a term which has come to define the eastern region of the Ukraine, and the “theatre” that since 2014 has been part of a conflict between the secessionist rebels that founded the Republic of Donetsk and Lugansk, and the Central government of the Ukraine, which arose after the events of Euromaidan and the annexation of Crimea to the Russian Federation. The conflict, that can be separated into phases of low intensity and moments of open war, has caused around 10,000 deaths and the devastation of an entire region, while at the same time causing enormous damage to the already ruined Ukrainian economy. Kiev has accused Moscow of having guaranteed military support to secessionist militias and for having acted in a manner that has hindered his armed forces engaged in the conflict, but Moscow has always denied any wrongdoing.