City with special status (Ukrainian: місто зі спеціальним статусом) (formerly, "city of republican subordinance") refers to two of Ukraine's 27 administrative regions, which are the cities of Kiev and Sevastopol. Their administrative status is recognized in the Ukrainian Constitution in Chapter IX: Territorial Structure of Ukraine and are governed in accordance with laws passed by Ukraine's parliament, the Verkhovna Rada.
Although Kiev is the nation's capital and its own administrative region, the city also serves as the administrative center for Kiev Oblast (province). The oblast entirely surrounds the city, making it an enclave. In addition, Kiev also serves as the administrative center for the oblast's Kiev-Sviatoshyn Raion (district).
Sevastopol is also separate from the surrounding region (Autonomous Republic of Crimea), retaining its special status from Soviet times as closed city, serving as a base for the former Soviet Black Sea Fleet. Today, the city is home to the Ukrainian Navy as well as the Russian Black Sea Fleet until 2042, governed by the Kharkiv Accords signed in 2010.
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