List of Ukraine-related topics

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Ukraine:

Ukraine is a sovereign country located in Eastern Europe.[1] It borders Russia to the east, Belarus to the north, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary to the west, Romania and Moldova (including the disputed territory of Transnistria) to the southwest, and the Black Sea and Sea of Azov to the south. The city of Kiev (Kyiv) is Ukraine's capital.

The nation's history began with that of the East Slavs. From at least the 9th century, the territory of Ukraine was a center of the medieval Varangian dominated East Slavic civilization forming the state of Kievan Rus', which disintegrated in the 12th century. From the 14th century on, the territory of Ukraine was divided among a number of regional powers and by the 19th century the largest part of Ukraine was integrated into the Russian Empire with the rest under Austro-Hungarian control. After a chaotic period of incessant warfare and several attempts at independence (1917–1921) following the Russian Revolution and the Great War, Ukraine emerged in 1922 as one of the founding republics of the Soviet Union. The Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic's territory was enlarged westward shortly before and after the second World War, and again in 1954 with the Crimea transfer. In 1945, the Ukrainian SSR became one of the co-founding members of the United Nations.[2] Ukraine became independent again after the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. This began a transition period to a market economy, in which Ukraine was stricken with eight straight years of economic decline.[3] But since then the economy has been experiencing a stable increase, with real GDP growth averaging seven percent annually.[3]

Ukraine is a unitary state composed of 24 oblasts (provinces), one autonomous republic (Crimea), and two cities with special status: Kiev, its capital, and Sevastopol, which houses the Russian Black Sea Fleet under a leasing agreement. Ukraine is a republic under a semi-presidential system with separate legislative, executive, and judicial branches. At the end of 2004, the country underwent an extensive constitutional reform that has changed the balance of power among the parliament, the prime minister, and the cabinet, as well as their relationship with the president.

General reference

Geography of Ukraine

Main article: Geography of Ukraine
 Russia 1,576 km
 Moldova 940 km
 Belarus 891 km
 Romania 538 km
 Poland 428 km
 Hungary 103 km
 Slovakia 90 km

Environment of Ukraine

Natural geographic features of Ukraine

Regions of Ukraine

Main article: Regions of Ukraine

Ecoregions of Ukraine

Main articles: List of ecoregions in Ukraine and Ecoregions in Ukraine

Administrative divisions of Ukraine

Provinces of Ukraine
Main article: Provinces of Ukraine
Districts of Ukraine
Main article: Districts of Ukraine
Municipalities of Ukraine

Demography of Ukraine

Government and politics of Ukraine

Main article: Government of Ukraine and Politics of Ukraine

Branches of the government of Ukraine

Main article: Government of Ukraine

Executive branch of the government of Ukraine

Legislative branch of the government of Ukraine

Judicial branch of the government of Ukraine

The judicial system of Ukraine consists of four levels of courts of general jurisdiction:

Level 4 – Supreme Court of Ukraine

Supreme Court of Ukraine – the court of final appeal, covers all cases

Level 3 – High administrative courts

High courts with specialized jurisdiction

  • The High Administrative Court of Ukraine – covers administrative cases
  • The High Arbitration Court of Ukraine – covers economic and commercial cases
Level 2 – Appeals Courts

Appeals courts of Ukraine

  • Appeals Court of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea
  • Regional appeals courts of Ukraine
  • Appeals courts of the cities of Kiev and Sevastopol
  • Appeals Court of the Ukrainian Navy
  • Regional military appeals courts of Ukraine
  • Economic appeals courts of Ukraine (known also as arbitration courts)
  • Administrative appeals courts of Ukraine
  • The Appeals Court of Ukraine – currently does not exist
Level 1 – Local courts of general jurisdiction

Local courts of general jurisdiction of Ukraine – includes criminal and civil jurisdiction

  • District, urban district and town courts of Ukraine
  • Regional courts of Ukraine
  • City courts in Kiev and Sevastopol
  • Administrative local courts of Ukraine

Foreign relations of Ukraine

International organization membership

Ukraine is a member of:[1]

Law and order in Ukraine

Main article: Law of Ukraine

Military of Ukraine

Main article: Military of Ukraine

Local government in Ukraine

History of Ukraine

Main article: History of Ukraine, Timeline of the history of Ukraine, and Current events of Ukraine

Ukrainian people

Ukrainian people stubs

Culture of Ukraine

Main article: Culture of Ukraine

Art in Ukraine

Sports in Ukraine

Main article: Sports in Ukraine

Economy and infrastructure of Ukraine

Main article: Economy of Ukraine
  • Ukraine Stock Exchange

Education in Ukraine

Main article: Education in Ukraine

Infrastructure of Ukraine

Health in Ukraine

Main article: Health in Ukraine

See also


External links

Atlas of Ukraine

  • The President of Ukraine
  • Government Portal of Ukraine
  • The Parliament of Ukraine
  • The World Factbook
  • DMOZ
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