Some cargo vehicles registered in Russia and Belarus by European Union members have been barred from entering the EU since Friday because of sanctions, according to the Russian customs service.
Friday’s EU sanction resolutions included bans on Russia’s import of chemicals, coal, and wood products. Many Russian ships and trucks were also prevented from entering the bloc.
The Russian customs service stated that vehicles used for international transport with Russian or Belarusian number plates won’t be allowed to move goods on EU-owned territory.
According to the customs service, “The restrictions are not yet applicable to road freight transport delivering pharmaceuticals, medical, food, and agricultural products as well as energy, non-ferrous and fertilisers.”
Transit from Russia to Kaliningrad was still possible for vehicles registered in Russia.