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KIEV, October 8. /TASS/. Transport blockade of Crimea affects the Ukrainian economy, destroying historically established trade ties, Ukrainian Opposition Bloc lawmaker Nikolai Skorik said Thursday on the Rada TV channel.
"Blockade of Crimea delivers a strike on the Ukrainian economy. This in no way influences the issue of Crimea’s return but only sets Crimeans against Ukraine and destroys established trade ties," Skorik said.
On September 20, supporters of former Crimean deputy premier Lenur Islyamov, Verkhovna Rada deputy Mustafa Dzhemilev and leader of Crimean Tatars in Ukraine Refat Chubarov went on a so-called food blockade of Crimea, restricting movement of trucks with goods across border checkpoints. They were also joined by members of the Right Sector extremist group, which is banned in Russia.
Crimean leader Sergey Aksyonov compared Ukraine’s blockade of the peninsula with a comedy, as goods from the neighboring state account for no more than five percent of the Russian region's market.
Aksyonov said there is no deficit of foodstuffs or growth of prices for goods due to restriction of supplies from Ukraine to Crimea.