US Warns Citizens, Residents To Avoid Ukraine Nationalists' Demonstration - State Dept.

US Warns Citizens, Residents to Avoid Ukraine Nationalists' Demonstration - State Dept.

Americans are being warned to stay away from a demonstration on Saturday in Kiev's Maidan Square by an unnamed nationalist group, the Department of State said in a travel alert on Friday

WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 15th March, 2019) Americans are being warned to stay away from a demonstration on Saturday in Kiev's Maidan Square by an unnamed nationalist group, the Department of State said in a travel alert on Friday.

"On Saturday, March 16, a Ukrainian nationalist group plans to demonstrate at Maidan Nezalezhnosti Square (also known as Independence Square), located on Khreschatyk Street near the city center," the alert said.

"This group has been linked to violence and public disorder, including clashes with police. Large crowds are expected in the area."

The alert urged US citizens and residents to avoid crowds, to expect police restrictions and searches, and to monitor local media for updates.

Ukraine faces a growing threat from far-right nationalist vigilantes, who resort to violent attacks against opponents, often with tacit support from police, according to published reports.

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