Kyiv not Kiev: Ukraine envoy praises switch by Bucharest Airport

11:30, 21 March 2019
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“Today, the Bucharest Henri Coanda Airport has switched to the correct spelling of the name of the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv. I am grateful to the Administration for their cooperation and support!” Ukrainian Ambassador to Romania Oleksandr Bankov wrote on Facebook.

Recently, the same move was taken by airport administrations in Budapest, Istanbul, Tallinn, and Vilnius.

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UNIAN memo. When Ukraine was as part of the USSR, the name of its capital in the English-language media was delivered in a manner that corresponded to the Russian pronunciation, that is, Kiev. The Ukrainian authorities now insist that the name of the city be spelled the Ukrainian way, that is, Kyiv.

On October 2, 2018, the Foreign Ministry, together with StratCom Ukraine Center for Strategic Communications, launched the "#CorrectUA" campaign, within which the team turn to foreign media to correct the spelling of Kiev (#KyivNotKiev).

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