Ukraine is a parliamentary-presidential republic located in Eastern Europe, bordering Russia.
The President of Ukraine is elected by popular vote for a five-year term and is the formal head of state.
Ukraine's legislative branch includes the 450-seat unicameral parliament, the Verkhovna Rada. The parliament is primarily responsible for the formation of the executive branch and the Cabinet of Ministers, headed by the Prime Minister.
It has an area of 603,628 km² (233,062 sq mi) and a population of about 44.5 million.