Departing from any city in Ukraine and arriving in any city in Russia is not a good idea. Having a Ukrainian stamp on your passport could be dangerous too.
It might be better if your girl met you in Turkey.
I have been reading the news, and this forum! If you are unsure of things TomZ,, perhaps you should ask Rick,,, he also advised people not to go to Russia. Things are heating up again between Ukraine and Russia.
Perhaps if you spent less time on the 4um, you might understand what is going on in the world.