Zhytomyr (Ukrainian: Жито́мир pronounced [ʒɪˈtɔmɪr], Russian: Жито́мир, Polish: Żytomierz, Yiddish: זשיטאָמיר) is a city in the north of the western half of Ukraine. It is the administrative center of Zhytomyr Oblast (province), as well as the administrative center of the surrounding Zhytomyr Raion (district). The city of Zhytomyr is not a part of Zhytomyr Raion: the city itself is designated as its own separate raion within the oblast; moreover Zhytomyr consists of two so-called "raions in a city": Bohunskyi Raion and Koroliovskyi Raion (named in honour of Sergey Korolyov). Zhytomyr occupies an area of 65 km2 (25 sq mi). Its population is 271,303(2013 est.).

Zhytomyr is a major transportation hub. The city lies on a historic route linking the city of Kiev with the west through Brest. Today it links Warsaw with Kiev, Minsk with Izmail, and several major cities of Ukraine. Zhytomyr was also the location of Ozerne airbase, a key Cold War strategic aircraft base located 11 km (6.8 mi) southeast of the city.

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Twenty-Six Houses Damaged In Zhytomyr As A Result Of Drone Attack Last Night

MENA FN 29 May 2023
(MENAFN - UkrinForm) As a result of the Russian drone attack on May 28, at least 26 houses, as well as educational and healthcare facilities, were damaged in Zhytomyr city. "After today's air raid, ... ....

Enemy Strikes Infrastructure Object In Zhytomyr Region

MENA FN 28 May 2023
(MENAFN - UkrinForm) During the Russian army attack last night, an infrastructure object was damaged in Zhytomyr region. "Today, during the air raid alert, the enemy attacked an infrastructure ... ....

Video Shows Russian T-72B3 Tank Destroyed in 'Zhytomyr Paratroopers' Strike

Newsweek 19 May 2023
The aerial footage shows the moment the tank is struck by Ukraine's forces, causing it to catch fire .......

Ukraine recap: Russia launches new attacks on Kyiv, other cities

Moneyweb 18 May 2023
Vitali Klitschko, the mayor of Kyiv, said on Telegram no injuries had been reported so far ... ....

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