The system of public administration for culture has been reduced after the annexing of Crimea and occupation of the part of Donesk and Luhansk oblasts by the Russian Federation. However, it is still made up of 24 oblasts (regions) and one city (Kyiv). The basic units of administration are rayons (counties) together with united territorial communities (established on the basis of the Law of Ukraine “On Voluntary Unification of Territorial Communities” as of 09.04.2015 with amendments in 2017) which are under the supervision of the oblast or city cultural administrations. During last 2 years, 367 united territorial communities were established (at 01.01.2017 – see chapter 1.2.6) reflecting the main objective of the decentralization process in Ukraine: to remove authority, resources, possibilities and responsibility to the lower level of public power. However, till now there is no clear configuration of public administration for culture in new territorial units which could have an unfavourable impact on local cultural policies, cultural heritage issues and public funding for culture.