OREANDA-NEWS  Lithuania has stopped passing cars with Russian license plates. The country's authorities explained that the ban applies to both Russians and EU citizens, but an exception is provided for those who transit to Kaliningrad. At the same time, residents of Kaliningrad have already complained that Lithuanian border guards refuse them access by car and offer to return home on foot.

Lithuania has stopped allowing cars with Russian license plates to enter the territory of the European Union, the BBC Russian Service reports with reference to the country's customs department.

The agency stated that cars registered in Russia will not be allowed to cross the Lithuanian border. At the same time, customs officers look specifically at the registration of the car, and not at the passport of the person entering the EU, the department added. Lithuanian Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Jovita Neljupshene said that the confiscation of cars with Russian license plates will apply to both Russians and EU citizens, reports BNS.