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(Russian mɪliˈtɔpəlj)
(Placename) a city in SE Ukraine. Pop: 157 000 (2005 est)
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(ˌmɛl əˈtɔ pəl)

a city in SE Ukraine, NW of the Sea of Azov. 174,000.
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The cities also include Malaysia's Petaling Jaya, China's Chengdu, Greece's Heraklion, Nigeria's Ibadan, Ukraine's Melitopol, Mexico's Santiago, South Korea's Seodaemun-gu, and Denmark's Sonderborg.
Mikhail Lifshitz (1905-83) was born in Melitopol, a small city in present-day southern Ukraine, and in 1923 moved to Moscow to attend the avant-gardist Higher Art and Technical Studios (VKhUTEMAS), an institution that first took shape in 1918, was then officially formalized in 1920, renamed VKhUTEIN in 1926, and closed down in 1930.
They were told to take clothing and food to last for three weeks for their resettlement in Melitopol, and at ten in the morning, the process of herding Jews into the police headquarters began.
A bomb has exploded in a bank in the town of Melitopol in southern Ukraine, injuring more than 20 people.
Five people were killed and over 300 wounded in explosions in ammunition-loaded railroad cars at a munitions storage site near Melitopol (Novo-Bogdanovka) in the Zaporozhye region of Ukraine.
Melitopolskie Vedomosti, a twice-weekly paper (32,000 circulation) in Melitopol in southeastern Ukraine, was paired in 2005-06 with the Observer-Reporter, a daily paper (34,000 circulation) in the southwestern Pennsylvania city of Washington.
October 6 Pushing toward the Soviet capital, Moscow, German forces encircle groups of Soviet troops at Bryansk, Vyazma, and Melitopol. October 16 In an ominous development in Tokyo, Hideki Tojo takes over as prime minister of Japan.
'People in Kiev are treating us like lepers,' said Yuriy Koshchun, 24, a Yanukovych supporter from Melitopol in Ukraine's south-east.
(75) The number of those massacred at each site on his command steadily escalated: 1,000 at Berdjansk, 2,000 at Melitopol around 8 October 1941, and four times that many Jews in the city of Mariupol before the end of the same month.