Empty Shelves and Crazy Prices in the Supermarkets of Southern Crimea. Photos

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23.05.2014

It has been reported numerous times that shelves have gone empty in the Crimean supermarkets.

And if before the southern coast had not been mentioned, nowadays the deficit has reached this point as well.

According to Simferopol citizen Irina Bondarenko, the situation in critical in all big supermarkets. “Everything began 2-3 days ago. Before everything was calm on the southern coast and in Sevastopol. And now the emptiness has come here too,” she tells a “Ukrainska Pravda.Zhittya” correspondent.

“As usual, nobody knows anything here. It is also unknown what is to come. They say that trucks are not being let through since Saturday. Starting June the hryvnia will not be in circulation here – we were informed of this in a “timely” manner on May 12th. The shopkeepers say that the bulk retailers are either going to refuse supplying goods to the Crimea, or the licenses and opening of new rouble accounts will take time. Everything left in the stocks is being sold with crazy prices,” says the Crimean.

She also says that the local citizens are buying everything. “30 kgs of laundry powder, toilet paper, coffee, tea. So everything that can be bought and kept for a long time. For example, sausage that cost 50 UAH a week ago, now costs 80 UAH,” she says.

Earlier it has been reported that the shelves are empty in Kerch. Sausage and dairy have disappeared completely from the supermarkets belonging to “ATB” retail chain.

Shelves with potable water, marinades, canned vegetables, confectionary products are half-empty.

“Ukrayinska Pravda.Zhittya”

Translated by Mariya Shcherbinina

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