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Kyiv not Kiev: Why spelling matters in Ukraine’s quest for an independent identity

Ukraine has spent much of autumn 2019 in the international headlines, as a result of the Trump impeachment inquiry and the promise of progress in the Russo-Ukrainian peace process. This spike in media attention has helped revive outside interest in all things Ukrainian, with mixed results. Many journalists have clearly struggled to make sense of Ukraine’s Byzantine political swamp, while others have found the Steinmeier Formula remarkably un-German in its baffling inexactitude, leading to the usual litany of bad takes and outright falsehoods.

At the same time, however, editors from some of the world’s biggest
media outlets appear to have decided …read more

Source:: Atlantic Council


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