Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (December 17, 2019)
Event: Media report that demonstrations are taking place near the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (Mykhaila Hrushevskoho St). News reports indicate several thousand participants, with potential for much higher attendance, and substantial law enforcement presence.
Actions to Take:
- Avoid demonstrations and crowds.
- Expect street closures, restrictions, and searches.
- Be aware of your surroundings and employ good situational awareness skills at all times.
- 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
- Ukraine Country Information
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