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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Kyiv (Ukraine), Explosions in Dnipropetrovsk (April 27)

Europe > Ukraine > Kyiv

The U.S. Embassy in Kyiv informs U.S. citizens that four confirmed explosions have occurred today in Dnipopetrovsk, Ukraine, including at a tram station near the opera house, at Grand Plaza shopping mall, near the Rodina cinema, and at Privokzalnoya Square near the train station. Reports indicate that cell phone connectivity is spotty, and the Internet is "down" in that area.

We encourage U.S. citizens to review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings and local events, monitor local news stations for updates, and report specific incidences of targeted violence to the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv or the at the number(s) below. Please review "A Safe Trip Abroad," which includes valuable security information for those living and traveling abroad.

We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens and nationals traveling to or residing in Ukraine enroll in the State Department's Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). Enrolling in STEP makes it easier for us to contact and provide assistance to U.S. citizens and nationals in case of an emergency. U.S. citizens and nationals without Internet access may enroll directly with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.

You can contact the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv for general consular assistance and up-to-date information on conditions in Ukraine. The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv is open from 8:00am - 5:00 pm. The U.S. Embassy in Kyiv can be reached by email at KyivACS@State.gov or by telephone at (380 44) 521-5566 Please call (380 44) 521 5000 for after-hours emergencies.

Current information on safety and security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada, or a regular toll line at +1-202-501-4444 for callers from other countries. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays). You can also stay up to date by bookmarking our Bureau of Consular Affairs website which contains the currentTravel Warnings and Travel Alerts as well as the Worldwide Caution, by "following" the Bureau of Consular Affairs on Twitter and “liking” the Bureau of Consular Affairs page on Facebook.