Bulgaria bans entry of cars with Russian license plates
Bulgaria will ban the entry of cars with Russian license plates by the end of the day on October 2, the head of Bulgaria's border police, Anton Zlatanov has announced, RFE reports.
“By the end of today, the ban on the entry of Russian cars will begin to be enforced on the territory of Bulgaria," Zlatanov said, adding that a ban on Russian trucks already has been in effect for several months.
The ban, which is part of the sanctions imposed by the European Union on Russia for its unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, is already in force in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Finland, and non-EU member Norway.
This decision comes after the European Commission published clarifications regarding the regulation of the import and export of goods to and from Russia. In their explanations, the European Commission indicated that various goods and vehicles, regardless of whether they belong to travelers, fall under the ban.
Currently, all Baltic countries have already prohibited the entry of vehicles with Russian license plates. Similar decisions have been made by Poland, Finland, and Norway. Some countries have stipulated that Russian vehicles present within their borders must leave within specified time frames.