The international airports of Batumi and Tbilisi (Georgia) changed the way they spell the Ukrainian cities. From now on, they are using the correct one: Kyiv instead of Kiev, Lviv and Odesa instead of Lvov and Odessa, respectively. Georgia Online outlet reported that on Friday.
'The international airports of Tbilisi and Batumi changed the spelling of Ukrainian cities. It has to do with the transcription of the cities' names in Latin alphabet. According to teh explanations of the Ukrainian side, until now, the names of certain cities were written with the use of Russian transcription; that is already corrected on all official channels', the outlet wrote.
Recently, Bucharest International Airport took such measures, too.
Earlier, Luton airport, as well as these in Budapest, Tallinn and Vilnius changed the 'Russian-style' spelling, accepting the Ukrainian one.
Previously, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister launched the media campaign #CorrectUA to urge the world to use “Kyiv” instead of “Kiev”. The Ukrainian authorities also suggest that international media use purely Ukrainian spelling for such cities as Kharkiv, Odesa, Mykolaiv, and others, as well as 'Ukraine instead of the widespread mistake, 'the Ukraine'.