Kyiv not Kiev: Brussels Airport starts spelling "Kyiv" correctly

15:18, 20 April 2019
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"Good news from the Kingdom of Belgium. Belgian airports joined the campaign #CorrectUA and now you can see landing aircrafts from Kyiv and not from Kiev anymore," the Embassy of Ukraine in the Kingdom of Belgium wrote on Facebook.

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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