"The prices in Crimea are the highest in Eurasia today. The prices of many product groups correspond to the ones in Tokyo, Singapore, London, Paris. At the same time the living standards have significantly slumped," he said.
He added that the pensioners were impacted less than it would seem because pensions have really been increased comparing to the pre-war times when Ukraine controlled the Crimean peninsula.
Liiev also noted that the events that were taking place at crossing points on the border with Crimea "could be actually called a blockade as major traffic arterial was blocked."
According to him, the food prices could rise only in November-December for now the residents of Crimea consume their own seasonal food. The peninsula can feel the blockade in November and December as the crop of this year will allow counter-balancing the prices for two more months of the campaign.