Kharkiv

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Khar·kiv

 (kär′kĭv′, KHär′kēo͝o′) or Khar·kov (kär′kôf′, KHär′kəf)
A city of northeast Ukraine east of Kiev. Founded in the 1600s, it was an important frontier headquarters of Ukrainian Cossacks who were loyal to the Russian czars. Today it is a major industrial center and transportation hub.
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Noun1.Kharkiv - a city in northeastern UkraineKharkiv - a city in northeastern Ukraine; former capital of the Ukraine
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