The so-called "governor" of Sevastopol, Dmitry Ovsyannikov, believes that supermarkets are to blame for high prices for food products in the city as they have entered into a secret collusion.

According to him, retail chains are guided by the price level of each other. This is an evidence of some kind of coordinated actions, the puppet authorities claim.

“It is not like in one retail chain eggs cost 35 rubles, and 52 rubles in another,” he said.

Reportedly, Ovsyannikov has already appealed to the Federal Antimonopoly Service and the Prosecutor's Office. He noted that the opening of the Kerch bridge is supposed to influence the decline in food prices.

In 2017, the cost of a minimum food basket in the occupied Crimea was 3776.34 rubles (about 60.87 USD) per person.

According to the Kremlin-controlled Territorial body of Federal Statistics service in Crimea Krymstat, the cost of the "food basket" in 2017 increased by 1.2% compared to 2016.

Source: Meridian Sevastopol