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|Noun||1.||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|
CIS, Commonwealth of Independent States - an alliance made up of states that had been Soviet Socialist Republics in the Soviet Union prior to its dissolution in Dec 1991
Crimea - a Ukrainian peninsula between the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov
capital of the Ukraine, Kiev, Kyyiv - capital and largest city of the Ukraine; a major manufacturing and transportation center
Chernobyl - a city in north central Ukraine; site of a major disaster at a nuclear power plant (26 April 1986)
Carpathian Mountains, Carpathians - a mountain range in central Europe that extends from Slovakia and southern Poland southeastward through western Ukraine to northeastern Romania; a popular resort area
Danau, Danube, Danube River - the 2nd longest European river (after the Volga); flows from southwestern Germany to the Black Sea; "Vienna, Budapest, and Belgrade are on the banks of the Danube"
Dnieper, Dnieper River - a river that rises in Russia near Smolensk and flowing south through Belarus and Ukraine to empty into the Black Sea
Europe - the 2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia); the British use `Europe' to refer to all of the continent except the British Isles
Ukranian - a native or inhabitant of the Ukraine