Russia’s European Neighbours Have Banned Passenger Cars With Russian License Plates

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Motor vehicles registered in the Russian Federation are no longer allowed to enter the territory of the 27-member bloc. Image: Ivan Noyabrev/TASS/dpa/picture alliance  

Moscow Times: Moscow’s Last European Neighbor to Ban Russian Cars 

Norway will be the last European nation that borders Russia to ban Russian-registered vehicles amid an uproar over an EU directive on import restrictions. 

Over the past week, Finland, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania and Poland have implemented bans on passenger vehicles with Russian license plates. 

“Norway will introduce restrictions on importing and using Russian-registered cars in Norway,” Eivind Vad Petersson, Norway’s Foreign Ministry state secretary, said Tuesday.  

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WNU Editor: The first countries to ban Russian cars were the Baltic states …. Baltic states shut borders to Russia-registered cars (DW). This was followed by Finland …. Finland joins Baltic neighbors in banning Russian-registered cars from entering their territory (The Independent), and then followed by Poland …. Poland imposes EU ban on all Russian-registered passenger cars (AP). And now Norway …. Norway to join Poland, Finland, and Baltic countries in banning vehicles with Russian license plates (Meduza). 

Sighhh …. 

I am old enough to remember when the West condemned the former Soviet Union for imposing the Iron Curtain on Europe. Decades later, it is the West that is now imposing “a curtain: