Estonian Interior Minister Lauri Laenemets has proposed to re-register or confiscate cars with Russian license plates that are in Estonia, ERR reports. The politician emphasized that the country's government has not yet made a final decision on such cars.
The minister suggested that one of the possible ways to solve the problem with Russian cars is to re-register them with Estonian license plates.
"I have a question: why do cars with Russian license plates drive in Estonia, why does someone have them? Perhaps there is some reason for this, and in principle, we need to analyze the situation so that these cars with such license plates are not here? If these cars are constantly moving here, then maybe they should be registered in Estonia?" - the politician said.
In addition, the minister did not rule out the possibility of confiscating such cars under sanctions. However, he noted that currently no EU country applies such measures, except for some cases in Germany.
"No one has an understanding of how to do it. In the near future, we will work to develop these mechanisms, and then it will be clear how to act," said Laenemets.