This photo says tons about what Kyiv is like these days:A Ukrainian-language sign on Instytutska:
Please don't park your cars on the lawn.
As I read it, not even "on the sidewalks" so much as "on the lawn". :-(
Ouch, sorry and thanks! I was half-asleep when I was writing this - meant to translate it as "flower-beds" but instead typed "sidewalks" automatically.
If I was running for mayor of Kyiv, my entire campaign would run on the slogan "Don't park on the sidewalks or grass!"And I would win!