Sumy is a city in North-eastern Ukraine.
Sumy was founded in the 17th century by cossaks as fortess. During long period of time city was one of the centers in Slobozhanschina (historical province between Russia and Ukraine). Now Sumy is a center of provice (oblast).
As of today no regular flyghts to Sumy :(
From Kyiv: 4 daily trains From Kharkiv: 5 daily trains From Russia: by train Moscow-Sumy or by lot of trains with changing in Konotop (120 km from Sumy) For timetables see site of the Ukrzaliznytsya []
Regular comfortable minibuses (marshrutkas) from Kyiv, Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk. You can use it by 2 ways: 1) call to the bus-company for booking place in the mini-bus (+380542600089 to Elit-express, +380509339093 to Sun-auto) 2) go to the place of departing and ask driver about free places. In Kyiv it is close from central railway station (to the left after exiting from the main entrance). You should seek minibus (Mercedes or Volkswagen) with russian tablet "Сумы"
By public transport or by taxi.
Two beautiful central streets (Soborna and Voskresenska), Uvileynyi stadium, river Psel etc.
Go to the Art museum. One of the best collection in Ukraine: Western, Russian and Ukrainian art.
The best way will be rent a flat. Ask at the newspaper kiosk about newspaper with ads.
Splurge Shafran 
Putyvl - During the Second World War Soviet partisans led by Sydir Kovpak started their guerrilla war against the Germans in the forests near Putyvl. The main architectural monument of Putivl is the Molchansky Monastery, which is largely of 17th century date.