Kyiv not Kiev: BBC changes the spelling of Ukraine’s capital

After careful study, the British BBC Broadcasting Corporation decided to change the spelling of Ukraine’s capital in English from "Kiev" to "Kyiv". This rule of writing the capital of Ukraine in texts, maps and charts will come into effect on BBC, starting from October 14, 2019.


"BBC continues to review contentious English spelling, taking into account the perception of our international audience. Due to the fact that" Kyiv "(not" Kiev ") is now widely used by leading international organizations and government agencies, a large part of the international aviation industry, as well as the media , we decided to use this spelling of the name of Ukraine’s capital," said the BBC statement.