U.S. corrects international database spelling of Ukraine’s capital

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Photo from Embassy of Ukraine in the United States

The U.S. Board on Geographic Names has agreed to change the official spelling of the Ukrainian capital from the commonly used Russian variant, Kiev to Kyiv in the international base, the Embassy of Ukraine in the United States reported on Facebook page.

“This decision is extremely important and would impact the official spelling of the Ukrainian capital beyond the United States, particularly on international flight listings and airports throughout the world, since international organizations, including the International Aviation Transport Association (IATA), refer to the U.S. Board on Geographic Names base,” the embassy said.

The report notes that changes will be made on June 17.

As The Journalist reported, more and more airports in the world start spelling Ukrainian cities correctly.

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