Ukraine is a sovereign country in Eastern Europe.
Ukraine has an area of 603,628 km2 (233,062 sq mi),
making it the largest country entirely within Europe and the
46th largest country in the world, and a population of about
44.5 million, making it the 32nd most populous country in the world.
Kiev or Kyiv is the capital and largest city of Ukraine,
located in the north central part of the country on the Dnieper River.
Odessa is an international city in Ukraine and a major seaport and
transportation hub located on the northwestern shore of the Black Sea.
Kharkiv is the second-largest city in Ukraine.
Donetsk former names: Aleksandrovka, Yuzovka, Stalino
is an industrial city in Ukraine on the Kalmius River.
The city of
Luhansk or Lugansk , formerly known as Voroshilovgrad
(1935-1958 and 1970-1990), functions as the administrative center of Luhansk
Oblast in easternmost Ukraine.