Why Kyiv?

Why Chicken Kyiv and not Chicken Kiev?

The spelling “Kiev” represents the way Russians say the city’s name, with two distinct syllables.

Ukrainians, however, have always pronounced the name of their capital city as a single syllable that sounds like “Keev” and is spelt for Westerners as “Kyiv”.

We need to respect the way Ukrainians say their own capital’s name, particularly now when Russia is trying to obliterate Ukrainian independence, identity, language and culture.