Demonstration Alert

Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (May 22, 2021)

Location: Mykhailivska Square, Sofiivska Square, Presidential Administration Building

Event: On May 22nd, there are plans for two large protests in Kyiv, which coincide with the Trans March (Mykhailivska Square 1pm).  A far-right group is expected to hold a counter march (Sofiivska Square 12pm).  Another far-right demonstration is expected to take place near the Presidential Administration Building at 1pm.  Preliminary information and prior experience indicate there is a potential for violence.  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.

The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed.

For Assistance: ​ 

  • U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine
    Tel (380-44) 521 – 5000
  • State Department – Consular Affairs
    888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
  • Ukraine Country Information
  • Enroll in  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)  to receive Alerts.

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