September 22, 2015
Translated by Kristina Rus
The so-called product blockade of Crimea will result in Ukrainian goods being completely ousted from the Crimean market in two weeks, said the head of the republic, Sergey Aksenov.
Currently 90% of the products are from Russia. Aksenov recalled that Ukraine has long stopped the supply of building materials to Crimea, the railway connection is completely blocked, however, the situation on the peninsula is calm and the successful holiday summer season is proof of that, reports RIA Novosti.
Representatives of the [radical marginal wing of – tr.] Crimean Tatars started blocking the border crossings at the entrance to Crimea from Ukraine to prevent the Ukrainian products from entering the Republic in order to put pressure on Russia.
Earlier it was reported that the chairman of the Odessa regional state administration, ex-president of Georgia, Mikhail Saakashvili stated that the blockade of Crimea had to be done at the official level, and not by civic organizations and activists.
“These things must be executed by the official state institutions, and not a part of society with weapons”, — Saakashvili said.