Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (April 19, 2019)

Location: Ukraine – Kyiv and countrywide

Event:  On the evening of Friday, April 19, a presidential debate will be held at the Olympic Stadium near Kyiv’s city center. On Sunday, April 21, Ukrainians will vote in the second round of the nationwide presidential election. Rallies and large crowds are expected throughout the country, including in central Kyiv.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid crowds and demonstrations.
  • Expect heavier than normal police presence.
  • Expect street closures, restrictions, and searches.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Follow local law enforcement instructions.
  • Monitor local media for updates.


  • U.S. Embassy – Kyiv, Ukraine


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

  • State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444