Russian President Vladimir Putin didn’t hold a meeting on gasoline prices in the country, since the indicators don’t cause concern, as was the case with food prices, Russian Presidential Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said, RIA Novosti reports.
So far, there have been no meetings in this regard. There is no such disturbing dynamics there, Peskov told reporters.
The rise in food prices became topical at the meeting on economic issues with the Russian president on Dec. 9.
The head of state criticized the government because of the rise in prices for sugar, sunflower oil, flour, pasta, and bread, calling it an attempt to adjust domestic prices to match world prices.
Vladimir Putin also stressed that ‘the pandemic has nothing to do with it.’