The State Service for Food Safety and Consumer Protection began daily monitoring the prices of a number of socially important food, medical products and fuel, according to the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers website on Wednesday.
“State surveillance (control) during martial law in Ukraine will be carried out only to curb the rise in prices of socially significant products, ensuring their availability to the population and in the presence of a threat with a significant negative impact on a person’s rights, legitimate interests, life and health,” the government said.
The list of food items to watch out for includes wheat flour, pasta, bread, bread, buckwheat and oatmeal, pork, beef, poultry (chicken carcasses), milk, butter and sunflower oil, sour cream, chicken eggs, crystal sugar, white cabbage, onions, beets, carrots, potatoes.
Among non-food products, the list includes 96% ethanol, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial drugs, gasoline A-92 and A-95, diesel fuel, liquefied gas for cars.
The Council of Ministers, in Resolution No. 303 of March 13, ceased to exercise state control and market supervision of the prices of these products, introduced in January of this year, however, the Service of State for Food Safety and Consumer Protection resumed daily price monitoring for them from March 22.
“According to the data provided by monitoring, since March 14, logistics have been established in many enterprises in almost all regions of Ukraine, which has improved the situation with the assortment of goods, and also reduced prices for the grocery group of goods, bakery products, certain light dairy products, as well as fuel,” the government said in a statement.
In addition, the State Service for Food Safety and Consumer Protection called on businesses to prevent unreasonable price increases for goods of significant social importance for the population during martial law in Ukraine.