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 (sə-văs′tə-pōl′, sĕv′ə-stō′pəl) Formerly Se·bas·to·pol (sə-băs′tə-pōl′)
A city of southern Ukraine in Crimea on the Black Sea west of Yalta. Founded on the site of an ancient Greek colony, it became Russia's principal Black Sea naval base after the late 18th century. The city resisted lengthy sieges during the Crimean War and World War II.


(Russian sɪvasˈtɔpəlj)
(Placename) a port, resort, and naval base in the Crimea, on the Black Sea: captured and destroyed by British, French, and Turkish forces after a siege of 11 months (1854–55) during the Crimean War; taken by the Germans after a siege of 8 months (1942) during World War II. Pop: 338 000 (2005 est). English name: Sebastopol


(səˈvæs təˌpoʊl)

also Sebastopol

a seaport in the S Crimea, in S Ukraine. 361,000.
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Noun1.Sevastopol - a city in southern Ukraine on the Black SeaSevastopol - a city in southern Ukraine on the Black Sea
Crimea - a Ukrainian peninsula between the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov
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They say that at Sevastopol, soon after Alma, the clever people were in a terrible fright that the enemy would attack openly and take Sevastopol at once.
According to Minister Novak, the first power-generating units at the Simferopol (Tavricheskaya) and Sevastopol (Balaklavskaya) thermal power stations in Crimea will be put into operation in late May, ensuring good power reserve capacity for the peninsula.
TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior diplomat at Russia's mission to the international organizations in Geneva said UN mission monitoring human rights in Ukraine has no powers to assess the situation in the Republic of Crimea and the federal city of Sevastopol, the two constituent territories of the Russian Federation, and that is why its materials and conclusions on the situation in Crimea have no legitimacy.
Ukraine resolutely condemns the organization of the Russian Federation in the territory of Sevastopol (Autonomous Republic of Crimea), temporarily occupied by it, of those illegal elections, the statement added.
Other EU measures in place in response to the Ukraine crisis include economic sanctions targeting specific sectors of the Russian economy, currently in place until 31 January 2018 and sanctions in response to the illegal Russian annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol, limited to the territory of Crimea and Sevastopol, currently in place until 23 June 2018.
The EU Council announced Monday the extension of "restrictive measures" until June 23, 2018 in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol by Russia.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Around one and a half hours of car travel separate Simferopol (Akmescit) and Sevastopol (Akyar).
The 13 Soviet-trained mammals live at the Crimean State Oceanarium in Sevastopol, which was seized when Moscow annexed the region.
The announcement points out that the European Council at its meeting on March 20-21 unanimously condemned the illegal annexation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol to the Russian Federation and emphasised that it will not recognise it.
The celebrations, which included a massive show of military muscle in the annual Red Square parade in Moscow and in the Crimean port of Sevastopol, came as Ukraine is struggling with its most serious political crisis in decades.
An APC also smashed open the front gate of the Belbek base near the port city of Sevastopol, according to footage provided by the Ukrainian Defence ministry.
President of Russia Vladimir Putin has signed the laws on joining the Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol to the Russian Federation on March 21, the press service of Kremlin reported Friday.