NOV 25, 2017 AT 02:31 AM
Since the fighting between the Russian-backed army separatists and the Ukrainian army escalated, the South Eastern and Eastern parts of the country have become mostly insecure, with even civilians getting involved. This specifically applies to regions such as Crimea, Donetsk oblast and Luhansk oblast.
Foreigners are mostly the target of kidnappings, mostly in the southern Sulu Sea and the Sulu Archipelago, as well as incidents like the recent shooting and fire incident that occurred at a casino in the capital, Manila in 2017. Some spots to avoid in the country include Marawi, Joho province - where the Suhu archipelago is located, Basilan province - unless you have security personnel, Cotabato province, and the Metro Manila.