KyivNotKiev: Geneva Airport change spelling of Ukrainian capital

Source : 112 Ukraine

In 2018, almost 18 million of people used Geneva Airport
19:29, 4 July 2019

Ukraine's Foreign Ministry

Geneva Airport changed the spelling of Ukrainian capital from Kiev to Kyiv as Foreign Ministry of Ukraine reported on Facebook.

“The International Airport in Geneva changed the spelling of the Ukrainian capital for correct #Kyiv”,” the message said.

The airport of Geneva is the second largest in Switzerland. In 2018, almost 18 million of people used it.

As we reported, the U.S. Council of Geographic Names Authorities made a decision to replace the spelling of the Ukrainian capital from “Kiev” to “Kyiv” in the international base.

Related: Russia finds U.S. decision on spelling of Kyiv to be not obligatory

In October 2018, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine launched the online campaign dubbed #CorrectUA, which urges the foreign media and airports to change the spelling of the capital of Ukraine from Kiev to Kyiv (#KyivNotKiev).  

The list of international airports that changed the spelling includes Budapest, Tallinn, London, Gdansk, Batumi, Tbilisi, Bucharest, Istanbul, Tel Aviv, Toronto, and Warsaw.

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." 

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