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
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
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.