The Latvian police will fine drivers who have placed “I am Russian” stickers on their cars. The department reported this on its page on the social network X (formerly Twitter).
The Latvian police noted that if such stickers are found, the police will demand that they be removed immediately and that the purpose and motivation for their installation be explained. In addition, owners of cars with such stickers will be fined.
The country’s police department made this statement after a photo of a car with Latvian license plates appeared on the Internet, with the inscription “I am Russian” pasted on the glass.
The Latvian police explained that against the backdrop of the war in Ukraine, the use of “potentially provocative inscriptions” on cars is unacceptable.
It was previously reported that the Latvian Ministry of Justice is preparing a bill that will allow the confiscation of cars with Russian and Belarusian license plates located within the country. The document, in particular, provides that if within three months the owner of such a car does not re-register it or does not leave Latvia, he faces sanctions, including confiscation of the vehicle.
The Latvian Seimas approved fines for the public display of Russian military symbols: for the letters Z and V, an individual will pay up to €350, a legal entity – up to €2.9 thousand. In addition, the country has a criminal article “on the public justification and glorification of war crimes and crimes against peace,” to which Russian aggression in Ukraine is equated.
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