American citizens are advised to leave the Crimea and Eastern regions of Donetsk and Lugansk " and "to defer all travel" there, said the U.S. state Department.
Despite the progress outlined above consensus between representatives of Ukraine, Russia and OSCE, clashes in the South-East of the country continues, "which leads to thousands of injured and killed," explained the state Department.
He argues for the position by the citizens, and U.S. citizens, have long been held after the inspection " checkpoints separatists ", reports news Agency." The government of Ukraine has declared that citizens of foreign countries, including the United States entering Ukraine from Russia through the territory occupied by the separatists will not be able to get controlled by the authorities of the territory through the check points, " added the Ministry." The situation in Ukraine is unpredictable and could change quickly, " pay attention in the state Department. He recommended that U.S. citizens to avoid large gatherings of people and to be vigilant in public places in Odessa and Kharkiv regions. Remember, March 16, 2014 Crimea held a referendum on the status of autonomy, more than 96% of participants who were in favor of joining region in Russia. On March 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the law on ratification of the agreement on joining of the Crimea and Sevastopol a part of Russia, as well as the decree about formation of the Crimean Federal district.