June 7, 2019

Zelensky is now Zelenskyy


The Ukrainian Weekly has adjusted the English-language spelling of the Ukrainian president’s last name to match the change made on the official website of the president of Ukraine (president.gov.ua). The official website first spelled the new president’s surname “Zelensky,” but on May 30 changed all references to “Zelenskyy.” President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s last name has also been rendered as Zelenskiy and Zelenskyi by various sources. The president’s foreign press inquiry office did not respond to a May 31 request from The Weekly for a clarification. Thus, we have made a decision to comply with the spelling now utilized on the official presidential website.