Chairman of "Trade Promotion Association in Crimea" Sergei Makeyev believes that the future of Crimea will not suffer from "food" blockade, which is launched from the mainland Ukraine (Kherson region). The operation is aimed to block the flow of goods to the peninsula. Makeyev is confident that when the niche of Crimean markets is freed, Russian vendors from the Krasnodar region will take it fill it, Krymr.com.
According to his data, a year ago, "Auchan" and “Metro” trading networks in Crimea have completely switched to Russian products. And other major supermarkets (“Silpo”, “Furshet”, and “Yabloko”) followed the same way.
"Products of the small shops were supplied from Ukraine... For example, more than 50 percent of pork and beef came from Ukraine. Now the season is waned, and nearly a month the consumption will be weakened," he says.
He also added that the protesters do not, actually, conduct a blockade of the Crimea, but it's rather a blockade of Ukrainian producers, who lose their outlet.
Recalling, September 20, a "food" blockade was launched by the initiative of the Crimean Tatars, who cut off three crossing points on the peninsula: Chongar, Kalanchak and Chaplinka. The activists do not let the trucks with food to get to the peninsula, occupied by Russian Federation.