Estonian border guards sent back the first Russian-registered car
Estonian border guards sent back the first Russian-registered car following the recent ban on vehicles with Russian Federation license plates. The Estonian Police and Border Guard Board informed that they caught the vehicle on Thursday at the Luhamaa crossing in southeastern Estonia.
The driver initially claimed to be a Russian embassy staff member, thinking they were exempt from the ban. However, it turned out the driver had a regular Russian passport, and the car didn't have diplomatic plates.
Officials informed the driver about the ban on Russian license plates entering Estonia and the EU due to sanctions. The driver voluntarily returned to Russia.
The ban started on September 13.