The 'DPR' is backed by Russia / REUTERS

Terrorists of the self-proclaimed "Donetsk People's Republic" ("DPR") have started seizing cars in the Russian-occupied city of Donetsk if they have Ukrainian-issued number plates.

"They are now after owners of [cars with] Ukrainian-issued number plates," Ukrainian blogger Denys Kazansky said on Twitter on January 9, referring to eyewitnesses' reports.

He also shared respective footage.

"There are numerous reports that they stop cars with Ukrainian registration plates, issue fines and tow them by a tow truck," he said.

According to him, they seize cars if their number plates are not issued by the "DPR."