Security Alert — U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (July 19, 2019)

Location: Ukraine – Kyiv and countrywide          

Event:  Parliamentary elections in Ukraine will take place on July 21.  The risk of violence is heightened during election periods, and in the lead-up to previous elections some election-related demonstrations have resulted in violence.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid demonstrations and crowds.
  • 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