Kyiv - or Kiev - is the capital of Ukraine. The city of 2.8 million has a long history. Its English name was derived from Kyi, its legendary founder.
Kiev is the most commonly used English name for the city, but in 1995 the Ukrainian government adopted Kyiv as the mandatory romanization for use in legislative and official acts. Here you find an automatic compilation of DW content in connection with the Ukrainian capital.
Ukrainian police say an ex-member of Russia's State Duma, Denis Voronenkov, has been killed by unidentified gunmen in Kyiv. Voronenkov had moved to Ukraine after complaining of persecution by Russian security agencies.
The Russian singer Yuliya Samoylova has been confined to a wheelchair since childhood. She calls it a lifelong dream to be nominated for the Eurovision Song Contest. But because it’s taking place in Kyiv, the Russian singer may not get her wish. DW’s Andreas Brenner thinks it’s unfair on her.