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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Smoke rises over the Kyiv skyline after a Russian attack, Monday, July 8, 2024. Russian forces launched multiple ballistic and cruise missiles against Ukrainian targets on Monday, Ukraine’s air force said, with explosions felt and heard across the capital, Kyiv.

Russia targets multiple Ukrainian regions with missiles, drones

Beijing News 08 Jul 2024
Ukrainian officials reported Russian missile and drone attacks Monday, including ones targeting areas in northeastern, central and southern Ukraine ... Ukraine's air force said earlier Monday the country's air defenses had shot down three Kh-101 cruise missiles over the Cherkasy and Zhytomyr regions ... Peace talks ... VOA News ... Subscribe ....

Massive Fish Deaths Recorded In Zhytomyr

MENA FN 05 Jul 2024
(MENAFN - UkrinForm) In Zhytomyr, experts from the State Environmental Inspectorate recorded a massive fish kill in the Kroshenka River. According to Ukrinform, this was reported by the State ... ....

Zhytomyr Region's Entrepreneurs Obtain Over UAH 9B Under Affordable Loans Program

MENA FN 03 Jul 2024
(MENAFN - UkrinForm) Small and medium-sized enterprises in the Zhytomyr region have obtained more than UAH 9 billion in loan funds since the government program 'Affordable Loans at 5-7-9%' was ... ....

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