Security situation in eastern regions of Ukraine and especially in Donetsk and Lugansk remains tense and may deteriorate anytime under current circumstances. Antiterrorist operation is in progress in Lugansk and Donetsk regions.
Closure of Donetsk airport extended until 30 June 2014 and closure of Lugansk airport is effective since 5 June 2014. Trains are reportedly operational at Donetsk railway station but ticketing, schedules and general services remain severely disrupted. Vehicular traffic continues to be disruptive and sometimes restricted in North-Western part of Donetsk region.
Avoid the vicinity of all government buildings, including those of regional security administration and state security, in Donetsk, and Luhansk, where unrest has been reported as ongoing.
The situation in Donetsk and Lugansk regions remains fluid and further fighting between insurgents and governmental security forces could break out with little notice.
It is advisable to avoid any places of mass gathering and to remain indoors in the evening. Even demonstrations or events intended to be peaceful can quickly turn confrontational and escalate into violence.
Installation of the road check-points by pro-Russian armed personnel, on main roads leading to/from Crimean peninsula poses significant security issue for travellers. These units are checking all vehicles with foreign number plates and do not allow them to enter the peninsula. It is advisable to avoid travel to Crimea in in such circumstances.