Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (December 8, 2019)

Location: Kyiv, Ukraine

Event: On December 8, 2019, at 1:00 PM, there is a planned large-scale protest at Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti) and Bankova Street near the Presidential Administration. Thousands of protesters and 3000 police are expected to be present.

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