Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (March 7, 2019)

Location: Ukraine – countrywide

 Event:  On Sunday, March 31, Ukrainians will vote in a nationwide presidential election. In the lead up to the election, rallies and large crowds are expected throughout the country.

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