Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Location: Ukraine (countrywide)Event: The U.S. Embassy in Kyiv anticipates there may be an increase in Russian drone and missile attacks during the New Year holiday weekend.

Actions to Take:

  • Identify shelter locations in advance of any air alert.
  • Download a reliable air alert app to your mobile phone, such as Air Raid Siren or Alarm Map.
  • Immediately take shelter if an air alert is announced.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Keep reserves of water, food, and medication.
  • Follow the directions of Ukrainian officials and first responders in the event of an emergency.
  • Review what the Department of State Can and Cannot Do in a Crisis.