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EXPLOSIONS IN LUGANSK-Luhansk is the capital of Luhansk Oblast in Ukraine with 414,500 inhabitants.
Odessa Oblast, Ukraine
An oblast, in English referred to as a region, refers to one of Ukraine's 24 primary administrative units. Ukraine is a unitary state, thus, the regions do not have much legal scope of competence other than that which is established in the Ukrainian Constitution and by law. Articles 140-146 of Chapter XI of the constitution deal directly with local authorities and their competency.