Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (May 08, 2019)

Location: Ukraine – Kyiv and countrywide

Event:  Starting on May 8 and continuing through May 12, numerous events and marches are scheduled throughout Ukraine during the Victory Day holiday weekend.  These events are expected to attract anywhere from 5,000 to well over 100,000 people.

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