mmer afternoon, traffic officers are pulling over cars. Yet the acrimony normally associated with such encounters is missing. The officers are polite, the drivers smiling.
Perhaps this has to do with the officers dress code. They are all wearing skirts.
For the first time since just after World War II, women are officially pulling over cars and writing tickets in downtown Kyiv. The spectacle is downright unusual not only for the general public, but for the women officers themselves.