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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Kyiv (Ukraine), Congestion During Motorcycle Event through June 18

Europe > Ukraine > Kyiv

The U.S. Embassy in Kyiv informs U.S. citizens that there will be a large international gathering of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club in Kyiv from June 15 to 18.  The main venue is being advertised as Pushkin Park on Peremohy Prospekt. During these days, you should expect possible traffic congestion around town. 


We cannot discount the possibility of unexpected public disorder, therefore the Embassy cautions U.S. citizens to refrain from engaging in and avoid confrontations.  Security authorities have advised that there will be an expanded and strong police presence throughout the duration of this event. Accordingly, all U.S. citizens are reminded to always cooperate and comply with instructions from local law enforcement.  


Even public gatherings intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should

  • Exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.
  • Review their personal security plans; remain aware of their surroundings, including local events.
  • Monitor local news stations for updates. 
  • Maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.


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