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 Utility fees risen in occupied Crimea

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The utility fees in Russia-occupied Crimea have increased by 11 percent since the beginning of this year.

This was announced by Kremlin-controlled economic development ministry of Crimea, Censor.NET reports citing Krym.Realii.

"The utilities have got more expensive, by almost 11 percent, which has been caused by incremental rise in housing and public utilities services rates," Russian minister of economic development of Crimea Andrey Melnikov is quoted as saying.

The official called the situation with prices in occupied Crimea 'stable.'

"Prices have risen by 1.8 percent since the beginning of the year... Food got 0.7 percent cheaper, non-food got more expensive by 0.4 percent," Melnikov said.

Earlier, Kremlin-controlled state committee on prices and rates in occupied Crimea said that housing and public utilities rates grew by more than 15 percent since July 1 for heating fees, by 9 percent for water, and by 2 percent for gas.

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