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

11:11, 18 November 2019
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"Good news! Thanks to the Embassy's work on #CorrectUA, Hamad International Airport in Qatar has corrected the spelling of our capital city of Kyiv on its official website. Now we have Kyiv!" the Embassy of Ukraine in Qatar wrote on Facebook.

UNIAN memo. When Ukraine was 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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