Poland bans cars registered in Russia from entering its territory
A ban on entry to Poland for cars registered in Russia came into effect on Sunday, September 17.
"This ban came into effect tonight at midnight," said Mariusz Kaminski, head of the Polish Ministry of Interior and Administration.
On Saturday, a press conference was held at the border crossing with Belarus in Terespol, attended by the head of the Polish Ministry of Internal Affairs and Administration Mariusz Kaminski, the deputy head of the State Tax Administration Mariusz Gojny, and the chief commandant of the Border Guard Service Tomasz Praga.
"In connection with the European Commission's instructions published on September 8 to ban cars registered in Russia from entering the EU, this ban on the Polish border will be in effect from September 17," the head of the Ministry said.
He explained that this means that no passenger car registered in Russia will be able to enter Poland. "Russian trucks were already under this ban before. Now we are finalizing this issue. No Russian car will enter Poland," he emphasized.
"This applies to all cars, both commercial and private, regardless of whether the owner of the car is a citizen of Russia or another country. The rule is that a car registered in Russia is not allowed to enter Poland," he explained.
"This is another element of the sanctions imposed on Russia and its citizens in connection with the brutal war in Ukraine. This is because the Russian state today poses a threat to international security," added Mariusz Kamiński.
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