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Is It Safe To

Travel To Ukraine

One of the questions I have been  asked many times over the past couple of years 'is it safe to travel to Ukraine and/or Melitopol?'

Well , the answer to that is for you to decide! No it is not a 'cop out' and I am not refusing to answer the question.

Through out the said troubles in Eastern Ukraine , I have remained and I have no intentions of leaving!

Understand that the 'trouble in Ukraine' is in the East and centres around Donetsk .  Now this may sound strange but it is true , Kiev is nearer to Poland  than it is to Donetsk,  OK , there is not much in it but this statement is true.
I am not being flippant or making light of the tragic events that have happened in many Countries during the past few years but 'how safe is it anywhere in the World?"

 Life goes on normally here, people stroll down the streets and walk around in the parks, cafes are full, a big amount of huge fancy weddings take place and you don’t notice that the country you’re in has so many troubles. Sometimes you will stumble across an exhibition of pictures from Maidan ( the tragic events of the winter 2014 in Kiev)  or people will ask you to donate money for the army.

The general advice given by many Consulates is you should take great care and remain vigilant throughout Ukraine. Avoid all demonstrations and take extra care in public gatherings. But in my opinion is this not 'good old common sense?' Myself having travelled extensively throughout both the world and Ukraine have always use my common sense !

 Over the past two years , there has been visitors to Melitopol and other Towns /Cities in Ukraine from Europe , the UK and America. All the visitors to Melitopol have expressed surprise just how quiet and peaceful Melitopol was ,  walked the streets , had a few beers without any problems.

In conclusion to the question 'is it safe to travel to Ukraine and/or Melitopol?' In short: YES! , just use your common sense but ultimately it is you who will finally answer this question!

 

But always remember that I live here and as such am happy to answer any question and/or assist you in any way,

 

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