I've noticed a disturbing (to me) trend of people based in Ukraine searching the travel site for anyone who asks a question about Kiev, who upon encountering such questions perform an edit to change the spelling from Kiev to Kyiv. They also make other nonsense edits to reach the minimum edit length requirement. Here is an example: https://travel.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/82762 - in this particular example, the nefarious intent is clear where an edit to change Kiev to Kyiv is described as a 'spelling mistake'.
As people are probably aware, English is not a standardised language. Many people will be unfamiliar with 'Kyiv' with that spelling, and there is a real risk that these edits will make the Travel website less helpful to an English-speaking audience - potentially also leading to duplicate questions.
I imagine there should be a policy where edits to place names should be made in an 'additive' manner - for example, people could add "(Kyiv)" or "(Kiev)" after the original spelling. This would be a compromise to allow people to identify the place with either spelling, and would also satisfy people with political motives who want to promote their preferred spelling.
This seems to be a trend with other places - for example, on meta there is a question about Uluru/Ayers Rock. We should call it "Uluru" but let people find it when they search for "Ayers Rock"
So, my overall question - is there a uniform policy for how to handle edits to place names, that avoids heated political arguing?