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20 Aug 2019 | 07:27 AM UTC

Ukraine: Independence Day celebrations in Kyiv August 24

Ukraine News Alert

Kyiv to host Independence Day celebrations on August 24; heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/20/2019, 12:00 AM until 8/24/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Kiev). COUNTRY/REGION Kiev, Ukraine

Event

Kyiv will host Independence Day celebrations on Saturday, August 24. A ceremony is scheduled at 09:30 (local time) at the monument to the Heavenly Hundred, followed by a march by war veterans, soldiers, and volunteers. The march will begin at 11:00 at Taras Schevchenko Park before heading to St. Michael's Cathedral on 8 Trokhsviatytelska Street via Bessarabska Square, Khreshchatyk Street, and Maidan Nezalezhnosti.

A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions - particularly road closures - are expected in the capital. Similar celebrations are likely to take place in major urban areas around the country.

Context

Ukraine is celebrating its 28th year of independence from Russia, and the 101st anniversary of the revival of Ukrainian statehood.

Advice

Individuals in Ukraine, particularly in Kyiv, are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate increased travel times due to high traffic and increased security measures, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities. Be alert and report any suspicious objects or behavior to the local authorities.

 

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