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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European Union and UNDP restore two war-damaged schools in Zhytomyr (European External Action Service)

Public Technologies 22 Nov 2023
In a significant step towards improving the quality of education in war-torn Zhytomyr, two local lyceums, No ... "From the onset of Russia's invasion in February 2022, Zhytomyr faced severe shelling, with several educational institutions being damaged and some children prevented from attending school for over a year," he said....

Zhytomyr Region Reconstruction: Kubrakov, Estonia's Ambassador Discuss Cooperation

MENA FN 21 Nov 2023
(MENAFN - UkrinForm) Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Development of Communities, Territories and Infrastructure of Ukraine Oleksandr Kubrakov and Ambassador of Estonia to Ukraine Annely Kolk ... ....
photo: AP / Alex Babenko
File - A group of Ukrainian marines sail from the riverbank of Dnipro at the frontline near Kherson, Ukraine, Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023.

Ukraine claims gains against Russian positions on Dnipro east bank

Al Jazeera 17 Nov 2023
list of 3 itemslist 1 of 3Finland to shutter border crossings with Russia to deter asylum seekers ... end of list ... It reported that it had shot down nine out of 10 Russian drones overnight over the southern Mykolaiv and Odesa regions, and also near Zhytomyr in the centre, and in the Khmelnytskyi region in the west of the country ... ....

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