Some regions of Ukraine are Lviv, Cherkasy, Kherson, City of Kyiv, Poltava and Volyn. Other regions include Sumy, Ternopil, Chernivtsi, Mykolayiv and Zaporizhzhya. As of 2015, the government of Ukraine recognizes 27 different regions in the country.
Ukraine has three types of regions: oblast, autonomous republics and cities with special status. The oblast is considered the top level of administration by the government. As of 2015, the country has 24 oblasts, one autonomous republic and two cities with special status. The two cities are its capital, Kyiv, and Sevastopol. Ukraine recognizes the Autonomous Republic of Crimea as one of its regions. Both Crimea and Sevastopol are disputed by the Russian Federation.