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A city of central Ukraine west-southwest of Kharkiv. Probably settled by Slavic peoples in the 8th or 9th century, it was a Cossack stronghold in the 17th century.
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(Russian palˈtavə)
(Placename) a city in E Ukraine: scene of the victory (1709) of the Russians under Peter the Great over the Swedes under Charles XII; centre of an agricultural region. Pop: 319 000 (2005 est)
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(pəlˈtɑ və)

a city in E Ukraine, SW of Kharkov: Russian defeat of Swedes 1709. 317,000.
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Balashev, who was on the alert all through the dinner, replied that just as "all roads lead to Rome," so all roads lead to Moscow: there were many roads, and "among them the road through Poltava, which Charles XII chose." Balashev involuntarily flushed with pleasure at the aptitude of this reply, but hardly had he uttered the word Poltava before Caulaincourt began speaking of the badness of the road from Petersburg to Moscow and of his Petersburg reminiscences.
Shortly after the Germans reached Poltava in September 1941, thousands of the city's Jewish residents were shot to death.
LONDON (Alliance News) - JKX Oil & Gas PLC said Thursday that initial production from WM3, the first well drilled by company's unit Poltava Petroleum Co in Ukraine, is expected to be around 100 million cubic metres a day of gas, pending further evaluation of the new reservoir.
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VORSKLA POLTAVA 0 ARSENAL 3 ARSENAL secured top spot in their Europa League group as a much-changed side coasted to a 3-0 Europa League victory against Vorskla Poltava in sub-zero Kiev.
ARSENAL's Europa League clash with Ukranian side FC Vorskla was switched to Kiev from the city of Poltava by Uefa on Tuesday after the adoption of martial law in some areas of the country due to escalating political tension with Russia.
Venue swap a headache THE decision to relocate Arsenal's Europa League fixture with Vorskla Poltava to Kiev will be a 'major inconvenience' to both fans and the club, according to a leading supporters' group.
London: Arsenal's Europa League fixture against Vorskla Poltava was last night relocated to Kiev because of "security concerns" following Ukraine's decision to impose martial law amid rising tensions with Russia.
Kyiv: The opening of Financial Awareness Days took place in Poltava. These are aimed at increasing financial literacy of Ukrainians.
Poltava airport was granted the status of an international airport, due to which direct flights from Poltava to Azerbaijan can be opened.
The teams drew 0-0 at the AWD Arena on matchday one and a similar result would suit Hannover, who would expect to win their final fixture at home to winless Ukrainians Vorskla Poltava.