Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Location: Ukraine, countrywide

Event: Tomorrow, May 9, there are numerous events planned throughout Kyiv and in major cities throughout the country in commemoration of Victory Day. Expect a heavier than normal police presence in the vicinity of these events. Also expect to encounter additional street closures, restrictions, and searches of persons and bags near demonstrations. Note that even peaceful demonstrations can become violent without warning and may attract petty criminals and hooligans.

Actions to Take:

  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Avoid crowds and demonstrations.
  • Cooperate and comply with instructions from local law enforcement.