Alert: Kharkiv Pride Parade on September 15, 2019

Location: Kharkiv city center

Event: On September 15, 2019, the city of Kharkiv will host its first Pride Parade near the city center. Groups opposing the event are planning a large countermarch to disrupt the event. Embassy staff have been encouraged to consider avoiding the area.

Actions to take:

  • Avoid crowds and demonstrations.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings of protests.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Keep a low profile.


  • U.S. Embassy – Kyiv, Ukraine


+380-44-521-5000 (After hours)

  • State Department – Consular Affairs

880-407-4747 or 202-501-4444