Many drivers would argue that this is a better system, particularly those from countries such as the UK where fines are heavy and issued automatically.
The families of those killed in Ukraine by drunk or dangerous drivers would disagree.
It is completely possible in Ukraine to bribe the police and avoid a drink driving or other serious motoring conviction.
In our personal experience we have never been asked to pay a bribe when no traffic offence has been committed.
In most cases these so-called relationships usually begin online, through a dating agency website or social network.
Although some of these women are genuinely looking for love, many are simply professional daters exploiting the desperation and generosity of these foreigners.
There are, however, reports of racist attacks on those of African and Middle Eastern appearance.