“The U.S. Embassy urges U.S. citizens to go into hiding and [then] leave Ukraine immediately, using ground transportation in the private case when it is safe to do so,” the website of the U.S. embassy in Ukraine says.
The US Embassy has issued recommendations on how to behave when the sound of explosions and the announcement of the alarm.
“The security situation throughout Ukraine is highly volatile and conditions could worsen without warning. US citizens should remain vigilant and take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness,” the embassy said.
Americans were urged to familiarize themselves with a map of shelters, keep travel documents with them, follow the news, and prepare a plan in case an emergency exit from the country is necessary.