The Russian Embassy in The Hague recommends that Russians refrain from traveling to the kingdom in private cars, Russian Ambassador to the country Alexander Shulgin told Izvestia.
“The official Hague did not comment on the interpretation of Annex XXI to EU Directive No. 833/2014. Nevertheless, until clarification is received, we would recommend that Russians refrain from traveling to the kingdom in personal vehicles,” Shulgin said.
The diplomat noted that the embassy is closely monitoring the situation and is ready to respond immediately if Dutch customs confiscate personal belongings or vehicles from Russians.
“At the same time, our compatriots have not yet addressed the embassy with such complaints,” the diplomat explained.
On September 8, the European Commission published clarifications on how to interpret the ban on imports from the Russian Federation of goods subject to restrictions prescribed in regulation No. 833/2014. It follows from them that the sanctions apply, in particular, to passenger cars.
The Baltic countries, Finland, Poland, and Germany have already announced a ban on the entry of cars with Russian license plates.
Read more in the exclusive interview with diplomat Alexander Shulgin to Izvestia:
“We would recommend refraining from traveling to the Netherlands by private vehicle”