Poland bans cars with Russian license plates from September 17
Starting September 17, 2023, Poland will ban cars with Russian license plates from crossing its border
This was announced by Interior Minister Mariusz Kaminski, Niezalezna reports.
"Russian trucks have already been subject to this ban. Now we are closing this issue. No Russian vehicle will cross into Poland," he said.
The Minister emphasized that the ban applies to all vehicles, both those used for commercial purposes and private ones. Regardless of whether the car is driven or owned by a Russian or a foreign citizen.
He added that this is another element of the sanctions imposed on Russia and its citizens in connection with the war in Ukraine, as well as because Russia is now a threat to international security.
What is known about the ban on entry for cars with Russian license plates
As a reminder, on September 10, as part of the sanctions, the European Commission banned Russians from entering the EU countries in cars registered in Russia, as well as from importing personal belongings of Russians, such as smartphones, jewelry and laptops.
In addition, Lithuania has imposed a one-year ban on the transportation of dual-use goods through the country and from it to prevent them from reaching Russia and Belarus.
On September 13, Estonia banned cars with Russian Federation license plates from entering the country, as they are subject to sanctions. Lithuania and Latvia adopted a similar ban the day before.
On September 15, Finland announced its support for the EU sanctions against Russia by banning the entry of Russian cars. The purpose of this step is to prevent the circumvention of sanctions.