I love it and feel much safer than in Charlotte, NC where I lived for 30 before that. Crimea is now under Russian governance and you can only enter via Russia with a Visa but still a popular place to visit. I was a foreign student in ukraine. By Tom Winter Last updated Feb 19, 2018. I went to Kiev last year alone. Lugansk is the Russian name, while Luhansk is the Ukrainian name. Mid-range. Crossing from Russia into this part of Ukraine is illegal while crossing into Russia is also strongly recommended against. I am also really curious how the “terrorism risk” is assessed and how Zimbabwe is rated safer than Ukraine according to this site. Also, I’d warn against being a sex tourist. The Luhansk People's Republic, alternatively spelled as Lugansk People's Republic (Russian: ะ›ัƒะณะฐฬะฝัะบะฐั ะะฐั€ะพฬะดะฝะฐั ะ�ะตัะฟัƒฬะฑะปะธะบะฐ, tr. Sometimes the victim would initiate this contact by responding to the beautiful photo profile. There are more violent demonstrations in Portland OR than I found in Ukraine. Don’t go out late. That’s a no brainer. All information given below dates from before fighting began in 2014. Bangladeshi students in the trouble-hit Ukraineโ€™s Lugansk City are โ€œsafeโ€ and they are attending classes, the studentsโ€™ leader and Dhakaโ€™s Moscow mission say. It's not a secret that the Internet is a tool for bad people to scam good people, so I am here to help you to find out if you have been scammed or not. Charlotte is safer than a lot of cities in America. They want to know about you, where you are from, and why are you visiting their city. Obviously, anyone that lives there will say it’s more safe than you think. The university didn’t even help because they wanted to protect their reputation. Very safe and I would recommend to come and visit. Hieman laajempaan Luhanskin kaupunkipiiriin kuuluvat Luhanskin kaupungin ohella myös Oleksandrivskin (ะžะปะตะบัะฐะฝะดั€ั–ะฒััŒะบ, 6 635 as.) Sure if you leave something out it will probably get stolen, but people aren’t going to run up and mug you on the street. Always felt safe, never got scammed, never been robbed. Prices are low and there are plenty of nice places to visit , English is not widely spoken by older people and most signs are written in Cyrillic script but you wont find communicating difficult . WARNING: Due to ongoing fighting between the Ukrainian Military and Pro-Russian activists, Lugansk is dangerous for non-essential travel at this time. Short answer: DON’T GO THERE. This can be a pain when you are trying to order or pay, but is also nice because you never feel rushed. Dont flash large amounts of cash. Is Ukraine Safe: Health Issues It should be obvious that a medical insurance is a must when you travel. This review is so untrue its almost a fairytale, I travel to Odessa every 3 weeks from London connecting through Kiev, I travel on public transport and have found all the people very helpful and have never felt any threat whatsoever. I ran into one guy who was belligerently drunk, but it was the Podil bar district on a Saturday night. The police catch foreigners like pokemon to rob them. Once, I did see a pickpocket in a bus. The article is 95% inaccurate. Overall, I find Kiev to be as safe as any western city and safer than many in the USA and UK. As in any city, you can always be a victim.of crime. Totally inaccurate. Yes the taxi drivers in the airport are greedy as any airport in the world. I have no idea where the author of this article has been, definitely not Ukraine and definitely not in the 2000s. I miss it so much it almost hurts. We stay a few weeks in L’viv. Transport is generally safe, though you should keep in mind that most of the signs are written in Cyrillic letters. I’ve never been pickpocketed or robbed but have been threatened with a knife, punched and had bottles thrown at me. This is also how you will open yourself up to being scammed or sometimes lured to a spot for a robbery. Demonstrations, which have turned violent at times, regularly occur throughout Ukraine, including in Kyiv. Drinking age is 18, and last call is 5 AM. It is also susceptible to frequent flooding, freezing winters, storms, and mine disasters. The Donetsk, Luhansk areas yes are a no go. Uber is common (and very cheap) in major cities, you can always get a receipt to check your change at any restaurant, and vendors never asked to take my credit card out of my sight when paying. Yup, ukrainians open a flat chested girl agency. Lugansk Regional State Administration posted new report on the situation in the area. It’s no more chrime there than it is anywhere else !! I’m a 48 yr old woman who’s never been out of the states. Just be smart. Ukraine is quite safe to visit, except for the Donetsk & Lugansk regions (where the war is). However, once I’ve spoken to them I have found many to be quite friendly and often curious about you, your country and why you are visiting theirs. As for violent crime, it has been on the rise in Central Kyiv, especially after dark. As its popularity increases, you’ll be able to say you went there before it was cooler than Prague! I’ve run into a couple of scammers and professional ladies at bars. if you see a group of drunk ghetto looking people on a dark street corner, it’s probably better to avoid them. Overall, I’d rate Ukraine a medium risk. The major tourist destinations like Kyiv, Lviv, Odessa, Chernivtsi, Carpathians are generally safe except for the pickpocketers. Mind you this was all at night in bars or after bars walking home. GENERAL HOSPITALITY: Ukrainians are not as boisterously outgoing to foreigners as some westerners. I am a man from Norway who wanted to go the other way than mostly norwegians do in summertime . Lugansk is a very opened city which is located in the area which is full of the fresh air, and where live more than a half of million of the people. However, it was around 10pm, so at night. Overall, Id say its significantly safer to visit than this article rates it. Add data for Lugansk, Nearby cities for which we have more data: These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 3 years. Read travel advisories from your government. Watch out for the taxis at the airport, they will try to rip you off but they will at any airport anywhere in the world. Ukraine is one of the only countries where you can pay your bus tickets from hand to hand, starting from the very back of a fully crowded vehicle up to the driver without moving from your seat… and then getting your change back untouched! Come find out What a load of rubbish,I have been traveling to Ukraine to different city’s for the last ten years and traveling from London to Odessa every three month’s form the last seven years and i have found it safer than traveling in the UK. I’m just glad that three total strangers saw I was in danger and helped me out. Uhhh i never felt in danger the whole 2 weeks i was in odessa or kiev…. My Ukrainian friend told him to get lost and after a brief stare down he did. I Visited last year and found Kiev a very safe welcoming city day or night , there is good public transport , Uber and metro trains that are all very safe and reliable . There is no law in ukraine to help you. I felt safe and people were helpful. This article is bogus. one of my fellow students from africa got raped by ukrainian guys, foreigners getting robbed at their rented apartments, landlords who thinks that you’re a gold mine and what did the police do? IDO NOT REGRET , by now i have been in spesifically Odesa 27 times , made a lot of friends ( ukrainian) i van strongly recommend this country as a vacation destiny . All of the other replies support how inaccurate the article is. I’m American living in Kiev for 9 months and this country is safer than most large metro cities in US. So exaggerated and alarmistic. 0 79. โ€” Tom Winter Well, there are some places where it is not advisable to walk at night, but they are usually far from the tourist centers. Be aware of your surroundings, be careful if you leave your belongings out, and stay away from obvious trouble areas such as bazaars at night and you’ll be perfectly fine. This article is total BS. Ukraine is a country located in Eastern Europe, situated at the northwest end of the Black Sea, sharing its borders with Russia to the east, Belarus to the north, Poland to the northwest, Slovakia and Hungary to the west, and Romania to the southwest and south, with Moldova in between. Some Lugansk's agencies will probably not provide you, with the girl's real address, email or telephone number. AAAAAAAAAAAAA! Translatorโ€™s note: When I learned that Ksenia Novikova was from Lugansk and had escaped to Russia, I assured her that her story was important, and needed to be heard; I invited her to write to me. If the value is 0, it means it is perceived as very low, and if the value is 100, it means it is perceived as very high. I went to Kyiv last year to have my teeth done. Do not leave your tour group or separate from them, as it can result in fines and radiation that may cause serious illnesses and health issues. Pro-Russian militants violated cease-fire 15 times using 82 mm mortars, grenade launchers, machine guns and small firearms. Terrorists are likely to try and carry out attacks in Ukraine, and the authorities in Ukraine have announced that they have already disrupted numerous planned attacks, including in the capital, Kyiv. This article is 100% right. With the exception of some countries in Africa and The Middle East , this site is rubbish for travel tips. Ukrainian girls are sure pretty. The Ukrainian people are very nice and treated me with respect. In my opinion, it has not gotten any better. Simple as that. The hotels are very clean and staff very professional. I never had a single problem. I went to Ukraine for 3 weeks in Jan, and another 3 wks in June. V roku 1882 získal Luhansk ลกtatút mesta a k 1. januáru 2018 mal 406 729 obyvateฤพov. 0 0 1. Homeless people can be very determined to get money off of you, but just ignore them and keep walking. Ukraine is quite safe to visit, except for the Donetsk & Lugansk regions (where the war is). Keep your common sense, apply it, be respectful, enjoy the ride. Odessa,Kiev and Lviv are all popular places. If they do, they have lost a customer:) because you'll contact only the girl and exclude the agency. This city can be considered as a greatest project of Catherine the Great, and also of the Scottish engineer, Karl Gascoin. Even if all your questions are answered in the emails, some agencies write most of the emails by them self. I struggle to speak understandable Ukrainian and most people I meet struggle to speak understandable English; we often end up laughing together. Sure, the metro is packed and there are pickpockets but use common sense and you’ll be fine. Lived in an apt the I rented out (not a hotel) In June, went swimming everyday, took metro, saw the American band Disturbed while there (June 18 2019), took metro home, at night, by myself, only someone talked to me to tell me my phone was falling out of my pocket. It is a country where travelers aren't too common, but if you do visit, there are areas that should be avoided at all costs. In my residential block, not the nicest part of town, women freely walk the streets without much worry even when it’s dark. Some people are friendly and some can be hostile to foreigners so be a little careful, I am a woman and have lived all over Ukraine for 25 years, mostly in Kyiv. Nearby cities for which we have more data: Copyright © 2009-2020 Numbeo. Apart from online scams, be careful on the streets, keep an eye on your drink and check your change twice. ROBBERY/MUGGING: I am sure that it happens as it does in all cities, but I’ve never really run into it. As for Chernobyl, there is more radiation in your airplane than you’ll find there. The entire region is a war zone; clashes between the army of Ukraine and separatists happen all the time. ja ล�tลกastjan (12 773 as.) Luhansk, russisk: ะ›ัƒะณะฐะฝัะบ, tr. I always felt safe. Be the first to answer! Pickpockets are a serious issue in Ukraine, and it occurs everywhere so you should be careful particularly in crowded places, in tourist areas, in bars and nightclubs and on public transportation. ะ›ัƒะณะฐะฝัะบ โ€“ Lugansk) je mesto na Ukrajine.Leลพí v Doneckej panve na východe Ukrajiny a je administratívnym centrom Luhanskej oblasti.História mesta siaha do roku 1795, kedy tu britský priemyselník Charles Gascoigne zaloลพil ลพeleziarne. Pick pocketers scammers yes, avoid drunk people, drunk Slavic people fight you just for lookin at. Crime is widespread throughout the country and there is political turmoil as well as terrorism threats disrupting peace in the country. When this dumb pandemic is over, you might want to give this place a try. I have only been to Kyiv once; from that single experience, I echo what others have said about the city’s safety. This is her reply. The first one is more widespread as the result of the city's past, when Russian was the official language here, but the second name Luhansk is now considered official as it is the city name in Ukrainian. As for natural disasters, what still represents the biggest issue in Ukraine is the legacy of the Chernobyl disaster. ItalianoCriminalità a Lugansk I was even in Kyiv during their Independence Day from communism on August 24th. I was hesitant to go to the capital for the 24th because of things I had heard, but once I saw the precautions taken by the police and military, I felt very safe. Taxis there are a bit of an experience as the drivers are very aggressive. Unless you go to the Donbass or Crimea, you’re fine. This is insane. Well, there are some places where it is not advisable to walk at night, but they are usually far from the tourist centers. What did the author smoke while writing this, i wonder? Although I wasn’t with a group, and didnt really look like a tourist, maybe that helped. I have been to Ukraine 4 times in the past 4 years. If you need to visit Lugansk, please contact your local embassy. 820 km away from Kiev, it opened to be rather big (400 thousand inhabitans), something awful, just what we call a 'hole'. However, I have run into a few members of National Corps and other groups deemed dar right and had no issues. When I visit every year I never feel threatened or in danger. This article is extremely false. Find Lugansk Latest News, Videos & Pictures on Lugansk and see latest updates, news, information from NDTV.COM. Especially if you don’t speak fluent russian or you look like a foreigner. It would be great to visit Chechnya, Donetsk or Luhansk and Estonia on my way home from Australia. Lugansk) er en by i det østlige Ukraine.Byen har 425.848 indbyggere, og var administrerende center i Luhansk oblast().Ukraine har etableret en administration af Luhansk oblast uden for Luhansk [kilde mangler], mens regeringen for Folkerepublikken Lugansk opretholder en regering i Luhansk. Girls their will think any foreigner is the head of a multi billion dollar industry and that he poops money, she will act nice and cute until she gets what she wants and put it a goal in life to make her man broke as soon as possible and make sure that his pockets only have air in them alot of them even murder their foreign husbands throwing them off a building or making them drown in the middle of nowhere in the sea. Share. The first one is more widespread as the result of the city's past, when Russian was the official language here, but the second name Luhansk is now considered official as it is the city name in Ukrainian. There are many sights Ukraine offers to its visitors like UNESCO listed Lviv center, Residence of Bukovinian and Dalmatian Metropolitans in Chernivtsi, Saint-Sophia Cathedral and Pechersk Lavra in Kyiv. Scamming is also an issue in Ukraine. Public transportation is one of the most common places where you'll find pickpockets operating. Terms of Use and Given the volatility of the situation, more recent information is not reliable. I cant wait to plan a longer visit once the lock down ends . Exercise basic caution (dont follow strangers into poorly lit areas, dont antagonize people, be aware of people following you, etc.). Do not go anywhere alone and avoid dark and deserted areas. Like many Eastern Ukrainian cities, Lugansk is predominantly Russian-speaking, though majority of the population is bilingual and can speak Ukrainian as well.The history of the city of Lugansk started back in 1795 when British industrialists founded steel factory on the place of modern Lugansk. I went out at night, and during the day. Safer here than in most UK cities! © 2020 Copyright by Travel Safe - Abroad. The worst thing that can happen is to eat too much. This review is nothing but nonsense. It is definitely not safe to travel to Lugansk now (November 2014). Sure you should be cautious.. i.e. Se on Luhanskin alueen ja piirin pääkaupunki. Overall, I feel that Kyiv downtown is about as safe as any major Western city. Luhansk (ukr. Use common sense and avoid demonstrations, which are pretty easy to notice due to smoke, flares and flags. If the value is 0, it means it is perceived as very low, and if โ€ฆ Lugansk ( Luhansk) is a city in Eastern Ukraine . Obvious rules apply everywhere: dont go into dark alleys at night, dont get into unmarked cars, dont take out wads of money … etc. Of note, I do not go out and drink and party a lot, so maybe it is a bit different when you are stumbling around drunk at a late hour. You will not get anywhere without bribes. These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 3 years. Click here to get an offer for travel insurance. I’ve lived in Kyiv as well as other cities for years and I don’t live in the posh districts either. sex tourism weeeeeeeeeee. Explore more on Lugansk. Everywhere I went, I was always able to find someone that spoke English, and people were quick to help. I find Eastern European countries to be safer and less pickpockets than cities in Western Europe. The cafes serve excellent food and in most cases, service is excellent. It looks as 100 years ago. L’viv has found the tourist industry to be a good one and people go out of their way to be friendly. Do as you would in any other city your not familiar with and you’ll be fine. Both cities are beautiful and very rich in traditional history. The experiences I had and just living there for 3 wks. Also, smoking is not allowed in bars or clubs (any crowded areas). All the comments are true, my grandparents are living in Kiev, I’ve been there many times for months. However the rest of the country is safe,as safe as any major city. the people were gracious, I travel the city by myself, and without a translator. Your use of this service is subject to our, Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion, Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft, Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery. Try to fit in as foreigners are still rare in this country. A place can not get any better if you keep having war on other peopleโ€™s land and destroying families. Actually, I want to go back there sooooo bad!! Kyiv, Odesa and other major cities are more accustomed to tourists, which is why pickpockets here are more common, especially in crowded places like metro, bus and train stations. Ukraine is fabulous. Corruption, Corruption and then more Corruption. 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