The Ombudsman Moskaltsov has allowed the introduction of state regulation of prices in the Crimea


The Commissioner for human rights in Russia Tatyana Moskalkova has not ruled out the possibility of the introduction in Crimea of state regulation of prices for basic necessities because of price increases. She stated this on Saturday at a press conference in Simferopol, where he was on a working visit.

“On the Essentials, this is my personal opinion, it would be possible to consider the regulation of prices”, – quotes the words of the Ombudsman, the Agency “Kryminform”.

She expressed the view that high prices for food in Crimea can be the consequence of a cartel.

“I would have looked in the first place, whether there was a cartel. This special article is, it is in the competence of internal Affairs bodies. We need to look not agree on whether the producers that keep the price of tomatoes or meat, and then to find out what the margin get not only a transport company but also a trading company who want to get bait,” said Moskaltsov.

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Moskaltsov was on a working visit to the Crimea from 11 to 14 may. It was her first trip as Commissioner for human rights in Russia.

On 11 may she met with members of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatars, whose work has been recognized by the court as extremist and banned in Russia. As wrote “Kommersant”, a few members of the Mejlis of the Crimean authorities have offered to meet with the Ombudsman, together with other public men, but Moskalkova, insisted at a separate meeting.