one of the republics of the former Soviet Union. also one of the countries on a Risk board. Risk's Ukraine was immortalized by Seinfeld's Kramer when he yelled "The Ukraine is WEAK!" on a subway (eliciting the anger of a nearby ukrainian gentleman). The Ukraine is generally a difficult country to hold in Risk, because there are so many ways to attack it. The Ukraine must be heavily fortified to hold Europe. see risk.
a republic in southeastern Europe; formerly a European soviet; the center of the original Russian state which came into existence in the ninth century
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a country that borders Russia to the west, south of Belarus and north of the Black Sea.
Ukraine (, Ukraina, ) is a country in Eastern Europe. It borders Russia to the north-east, Belarus to the north, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary to the west, Romania and Moldova to the south-west, and the Black Sea and Sea of Azov to the south. The historic city of Kiev (Kyiv) is the country's capital.