Due to the constant rise in prices, the so called “Ministry of Industrial Policy of Crimea” controlled by the Russian invaders, published “recommended social prices for food”. The figures for “recommended prices” generally remained at the level announced by the “ministry” on March 4, but both entrepreneurs and the population of the peninsula understand that these figures remain primarily on the papers of local “officials”.
Under such conditions, the “head of Crimea” proposed to the Russian government to “introduce for six months state regulation of prices for basic foodstuffs”, which will actually mean a gradual transition of the occupiers to the card security system.
Also, the “leaders” of the peninsula said that panic in the Crimean consumer market allegedly “inflated from Ukraine” and therefore said the prospects of “seizure in favor of the state” the Crimea-located business “owned by Ukrainians, destabilizing the situation”.
It will be recalled that in 2021 Ukraine abolished the “free economic zone” regime, which previously allowed entrepreneurs to do business on the occupied peninsula. In addition, the occupiers announced an “increase in pensions”, in response to which the elderly Crimean residents on social networks are actively discussing the prospects of selling personal property to buy food.
Also as measures to improve the situation with food prices, the occupiers’ propaganda offers Crimeans to “honor the memory’ of some Crimean residents who died in the “special operation to denationalize Ukraine” and whose burials took place in Kerch and Alushta, and promises that those who still survive after “operations” will receive the status of “veteran of hostilities” and therefore – the right to ride for free on the local trains.
In addition, the inhabitants of the peninsula are offered to wait for food from the occupied South of Ukraine, where the invaders “are actively taking appropriate priority measures”. These “priority measures” include the recent removal of the Ukrainian flag by the Russian invaders in Melitopol, the destruction of the ‘Heavenly Hundred’ monument in Energodar, and the abduction and murder of Kherson officials and activists by the Russian punitive structures.