The Embassy of the USA in Ukraine warns Americans that the possible danger exists on the territory of Ukraine in August related to the increased activity of extremists before and during the holidays. The appropriate message was published on the official website of the diplomatic institution.
“ISIS and other extremist groups tend to use holiday periods to further their agenda and conduct attacks. Holidays, and the period leading up to that holiday, can be targeted,” the message reads.
The Islamic holiday of Eid-al Adha (August 11-12) and Ukraine's Independence Day (August 24) were named as the examples.
“Locations that are usually targeted are crowded venues such as public events, nightclubs, rallies or other areas where people congregate. During these periods it is important to be vigilant and use good situational awareness practices,” the message says.
The Embassy recommends to avoid demonstrations, monitor news in local media, be alert in locations frequented by tourists and carry proper identification.
As we reported earlier, dignity procession would be held on Independence Day on August 24 instead of a traditional military parade, as Head of President’s Office Andriy Bohdan said at the briefing on July 30.