This is stated in the message of the Embassy of Ukraine in the United States on Facebook.

“The US Council on Geographical Names reviewed the appeal of Ambassador of Ukraine to the USA Valeriy Chaly and unanimously decided to change the official name of the capital of Ukraine from Kiev to Kyiv on an international basis,” the statement reads.

Corresponding changes will be made official on June 17.

“This decision is extremely important and gives impetus to correct the official name of the capital of Ukraine outside the United States, in particular, on international flights and foreign airports around the world, as international organizations, including the International Air Transport Association (IATA), refer specifically to the official names from the database of the Council on geographical names of the USA,” the Embassy stated.

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