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Bulgaria closes border for cars with Russian license plates

Oct 2, 2023

Bulgaria will close the border to cars with Russian license plates by the end of today.

This was stated by the Director of the Bulgarian Border Police Anton Zlatanov, according to the Bulgarian media outlet Tribune.

"We have been working very actively from Thursday to yesterday. I am confident that by the end of the day the ban on the entry of Russian cars into our country will be in effect in Bulgaria, and I want to add that it has been in effect for trucks for several months," Zlatanov said.

He noted that the ban applies not only to cars but also to goods.

As a reminder, on September 13, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia announced that following the European Commission's clarifications on sanctions, they would no longer allow cars with Russian license plates to enter their territory.

Thus, if a car with Russian license plates arrives at the border, the driver and passengers will have to return to Russia, or they will be able to cross the border without the car, which may be confiscated.

Later it became known that Finland, following the Baltic states, intends to ban the entry of cars with Russian registration.

Norway also introduced a ban on the entry of Russian-registered cars into the country on October 3.

Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 02/10/2023

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