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Americans in the Ukrainian capital were warned by the State Department to stay away from the site of deadly protests Wednesday.

“The situation in Ukraine is unpredictable and could change quickly,” a travel alert read.

“U.S. citizens whose residences or hotels are located in the vicinity of the protests are cautioned to leave those areas or prepare to remain indoors, possibly for several days, should clashes occur,” the warning said.

However, the U.S. Embassy in Kiev was expected to remain open “unless otherwise indicated.”