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The traffic police controlled by Russia in the annexed Crimea have fined drivers of cars with Ukrainian number plates for 1.3 million rubles since the beginning of 2018, the “traffic police department” in the Crimea reported, as cited by Kryminform.

Thus, 2 thousand 203 drivers paid their fines.

“The judicial authorities imposed an administrative penalty against nine offenders in the form of deprivation of the right to drive vehicles,” the traffic police informed.

For comparison: in 2017, in the occupied Crimea, almost five thousand drivers were fined for driving with Ukrainian number plates. The total amount of the fine for this "offense" reached 5 million rubles. Ten people were deprived of a driver's license.

Reportedly, since January 2017, the so-called “State Traffic Inspectorate” of the occupied Sevastopol has been conducting a “Numbers” raid aimed at identifying vehicles that have not been re-registered from Ukrainian numbers to Russian ones.

According to the decision of the government of the Russian Federation, Sevastopol drivers were obliged to replace the Ukrainian registration documents and registration marks with Russian ones until April 1, 2016.

In the Crimea, fines in the amount from five hundred to eight hundred rubles are issued for Ukrainian number plates. For repeated violation there is a fine of five thousand rubles or the deprivation of a driver’s license up to three months.
 
Source: Kryminform

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