Letters “Z” and “V” on license plates banned in Ukraine


The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has banned individual license plates that mention the Nazi or communist regimes, as well as containing symbols associated with Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Innovations concern, in particular, the letters “Z” and “V”. This is reported by the Ministry of the Interior.

So, license plates now cannot contain the letters “Z” and “V” separately, as well as in words written in Cyrillic, instead of “C”, “C”, “B”, “F”.

In addition, in Ukraine, license plates cannot have a number of other symbols or inscriptions:

  • emblems of bodies and the army of Russia;
  • full or abbreviated name of the state authority of Ukraine;
  • state symbols of Ukraine and other countries or international organizations;
  • profanity or discriminatory inscriptions on linguistic, national, religious and racial grounds.