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The Guardian updates style guide to change Kiev to Kyiv

The guide is also used by Observer and other publications of this media group.

The Guardian updates style guide to change Kiev to Kyiv
Photo: Ukrainian Foreign Ministry

The Guardian will now use Kyiv instead of Soviet-style Kiev as the name of the Ukrainian capital.

“It has happened. Guardian style guide update: Kyiv not Kiev (except “chicken Kiev”),” its correspondent Shaun Walker tweeted.

Observer and other publications from the same media group will also spell the city as Kyiv.

In October 2018, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry and StratCom Ukraine launched an online campaign #CorrectUA, urging foreign media to switch from Kiev to Kyiv.

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