According to the deputy, retail chains and their interregional logistics centers have a large stock of products, so "this will not affect the supply of food to the population in any way."

"Small losses will be incurred by shipowners, because the downtime of ships is a lost profit. But we should not expect actual problems that could disrupt the supply of food to the regions, on the other hand, significant losses for the Russian economy, as we assume," he said.

Earlier there was information that about 40 ships were standing in front of the entrance to the port of Novorossiysk.

The Russian Emergencies Ministry said that one person was missing, four more were injured as a result of a storm in Crimea.