I personally don't know ppl in Germany who say Gdansk. Dafuq you talking? It's Danzig.
@OP: Minsk is Minsk. There is no "German" version for Minsk (never was a part of Germany. It was USSR). We don't say Moskzing to Moscow either. We say "Moskau".
You dont know history of your own country expected from dumb fuck here some lesson to understand that ukraine was always russian first one lesson to look is at Muscovy taking out kiev rus the second lesson is Russian empire as you know ukraine was under russia control for very very long time and the last lesson is Ukrainian SSR as you know after ww1 soviet russia took out ukraine and they become "republic" and this "republic" was in USSR for about 70 years