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Until a few years ago, corruption among police officers was a major concern in Ukraine. However, since the Euromaidan demonstrations, the police service has been completely reformed and modernised: the ''Militsiya'' was replaced by the National Police of Ukraine in 2015, and roadside corruption is now pretty much nonexistent. All police officers wear body cameras to monitor their performance, the footage of which is uploaded to social media and even broadcast on a local reality show!
 
Until a few years ago, corruption among police officers was a major concern in Ukraine. However, since the Euromaidan demonstrations, the police service has been completely reformed and modernised: the ''Militsiya'' was replaced by the National Police of Ukraine in 2015, and roadside corruption is now pretty much nonexistent. All police officers wear body cameras to monitor their performance, the footage of which is uploaded to social media and even broadcast on a local reality show!
  
When you are stopped for speeding or other offences, it is now extremely unlikely that you'll face bribery, however, this still might be possible. If you're asked about "reductions" if you pay on the spot, demand a written ticket for you to pay later instead. Don't let them intimidate you. It's very useful to have an embassy phone number handy for these cases. If you mention that, they'll let you off the hook quicker than you know it. At any rate, write down the officers' badge numbers, rank, plate number of the police car, and notify the nearest embassy/consulate in detail, to help fight these corrupt practices.
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When you are stopped for speeding or other offences, it's unlikely that you'll face bribery, however, this still might be possible. If you're asked about "reductions" if you pay on the spot, demand a written ticket for you to pay later instead. Don't let them intimidate you. It's very useful to have an embassy phone number handy for these cases. If you mention that, they'll let you off the hook quicker than you know it. At any rate, write down the officers' badge numbers, rank, plate number of the police car, and notify the nearest embassy/consulate in detail, to help fight these corrupt practices.
  
 
Fines are rather low (comparing to EU countries), starting from 340 UAH (€13) in most cases (such as speeding >20 km/h) and up to 6000 UAH (€240) for driving being drunk. In some cases the fine could be paid immediately using Visa/MasterCard, but this is rather an exception for now.
 
Fines are rather low (comparing to EU countries), starting from 340 UAH (€13) in most cases (such as speeding >20 km/h) and up to 6000 UAH (€240) for driving being drunk. In some cases the fine could be paid immediately using Visa/MasterCard, but this is rather an exception for now.

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