Latvia: Russian, Belarusian cars to be banned from staying

Latvia’s Ministry of Justice will propose banning vehicles registered in Russia and Belarus from staying in the country for more than three months, LSM reports. Under the proposed law, owners of Russian and Belarusian vehicles would have to re-register the vehicles in Latvia. Justice Minister Inese Libina-Egnere pointed out that keeping cars with Russian or Belarusian licence plates for a long period in EU territory was a violation of sanctions. She warned that such cars could be confiscated and sent to Ukraine. Earlier, Latvian authorities began confiscating cars from drunk drivers and donating them to Ukraine.