Definition of Ukraine in English :

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Ukraine meaning in English

Meaning of Ukraine in English

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Ukraine pronunciation in English

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1. ukraine, ukrayina

a republic in southeastern Europe; formerly a European soviet; the center of the original Russian state which came into existence in the ninth century

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a republic in SE Europe, on the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov: ruled by the Khazars (7th–9th centuries), by Ruik princes with the Mongol conquest in the 13th century, then by Lithuania, by Poland, and by Russia; one of the four original republics that formed the Soviet Union in 1922; unilaterally declared independence in 1990, which was recognized in 1991; annexation of Crimea by Russia in 2014 not recognized internationally, despite the mainly Russian population voting in favour of it in a disputed referendum. Consists chiefly of lowlands; economy based on rich agriculture and mineral resources and on the major heavy industries of the Donets Basin. Official language: Ukrainian; Russian is also widely spoken. Religion: Christian majority. Currency: hryvna. Capital: Kiev. Pop: 44 222 947 (2017 est). Area: 603 700 sq km (231 990 sq miles)

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region in SE Europe, north of the Black Sea
Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic
country in SE Europe: became independent upon the breakup of the U.S.S.R. (1991): 231,990 sq mi (600,852 sq km); pop. 51,452,000; cap. Kiev
formerly, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic

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A country of eastern Europe bordering on the Black Sea. Inhabited in early times by Scythians and Sarmatians, it was overrun by a number of conquerors, including Goths and Huns, until the rise of Kiev in the 9th century. The region came under the control of Lithuania in the mid-14th century and later passed to Poland and then to Russia (between 1667 and 1793). After the Russian Revolution an independent republic was proclaimed (1918), but Soviet troops retook control, and in 1922 it became one of the original constituent republics of the USSR, known as the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic. Ukraine gained its independence following the collapse of the USSR in 1991. Kiev is the capital and largest city.

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