Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (October 14, 2019)

Location: Shevchenko Park to Maidan Nezalezhnosty, Ukraine

Event: On October 14, there are plans for a large protest, which coincides with the celebration of Ukrainian Defenders Day.  The protest is currently scheduled to begin at Shevchenko Park (across from the University) at approximately 1600 and then move to Independence square (Maidan Nezalezhnosty).  Over 5,000 individuals are expected to participate.  Expect heavy police presence and major traffic congestion.

Actions to Take:

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