Transnistria (official name Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic) is a part of Moldova that declared its independence in 1990, resulting in a civil war that lasted until 1992. Transnistria has not been recognised by any United Nations member but maintains its functional autonomy with support from Russia.
Odessa is the third largest city in Ukraine with a population of one million. The city is a major seaport and transportation hub located on the northwestern shore of the Black Sea. Odessa is also an administrative center of the Odessa Oblast and a multiethnic major cultural center.
Shrouded by legends and myths, Kyiv lies on the seven picturesque hills along the mighty Dnipro River. It has an attractive geographical location and the region is bountiful with natural resources. The history of Kyiv dates back to the ancient times. There is an archeological evidence of human life from the Stone Age and hunters from Scythian, Gothic, and Slavic tribes. Within the area of Kyiv, there are indications of Trypillian civilization that dates back to the third millennium BC.
Kamyanets-Podilskiy is a city in Western Ukraine. This is one of the earliest towns in Ukraine, first mentioned around 1060 as a Slavic town controlled by Lithuanians, but evidence suggests that the Dacians and later the Trypillians had lived there in prehistoric times.
Lviv is in Western Ukraine and used to be the Capital of East Galicia. The biggest city of the region and major Ukrainian cultural center. The historic city center is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.