Location: Ukraine, countrywide
Event: The U.S. Embassy in Kyiv advises U.S. citizens of a growing crime trend across Ukraine. Foreign visitors report being befriended by a previously unknown individual and subsequently becoming ill and/or unconscious after having a drink, and then being robbed. The perpetrator may initially make contact with victims by claiming to be a traveler in need of assistance.
Actions to Take:
Be aware of your surroundings.
Do not leave drinks unattended.
Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists/Westerners.
Do not display signs of wealth.
Be vigilant when visiting banks or ATMs.
Source: Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC)