Baltic: Russian opposition asks to reverse ban on Russian cars

The Russian NGO, Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK), which was founded by jailed Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny, has asked the Baltic States to reconsider a ban on cars with Russian licence plates, LRT reports. FBK chairwoman Maria Pevchikh published letters that the organisation sent to Baltic governments, arguing that the ban undermined and discredited sanctions against Russia. Also, Russian opposition politicians Maxim Katz and Lyubov Sobol appealed to EU authorities to reconsider the ban on Russian cars. Sobol insisted that the ban failed to obstruct Russia’s ability to finance the war in Ukraine or harm the Russian political elite. Katz argued that the ban contradicted the original meaning of EU sanctions, given that the ban applies to ordinary Russians. Meanwhile, X (Twitter) user “Bad Baltic Takes” urged the Russian opposition activists to “read the room” and engage in “self-reflection.”