As the head of state noted, the increase in prices for pasta, sugar and flour is associated with economic reasons, and not with the pandemic and the level of production.
He demanded that the authorities respond to such situations in a timely manner.
Fragments of the meeting were shown in the Moscow.
Putin "on the TV channel" Russia 1 ".
Putin stressed that prices for "pasta rose by 10.5% and continue to grow."
“Well, this is unacceptable!
With such yields!
The same goes for sugar.
Yes, it went down.
But you yourself said that it is sufficient for domestic consumption.
Well, consume it inside! "
- quotes the president of TASS.
He recalled that the majority of Russians buy pasta "not of Italian production, but of ours."
“Our citizens for the most part, the majority - in Moscow and St. Petersburg - there, of course, order bolognese - our people are simpler and eat pasta in a navy way,” he said.
Putin added that "the labor market is straining, the number of unemployed is increasing, incomes are falling, and the prices of such goods are rising, beyond any connection with the pandemic and production."
“Listen, I ask you to take a closer look at this,” Putin addressed the meeting participants.
In addition, the president criticized the head of the Ministry of Economic Development Maxim Reshetnikov for "experiments" with prices for basic food products.