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Ukraine: Hard times bite - shop shelves empty, rationing introduced00:33

Ukraine: Hard times bite - shop shelves empty, rationing introduced

Ukraine, Kiev
February 25, 2015 at 20:11 GMT +00:00 · Published

As the hryvnia continues to lose value, Ukrainian supermarkets have started the rationing of basic products, Wednesday. The shelves in some of Kiev's shops shelves could be seen almost empty following the move.

The currency has lost 70 percent of its value over 12 months, causing people to stockpile food. Restrictions apply for goods such as cooking oil, flour and sugar.Bread, rice, potatoes, meat and milk are not yet rationed.

Inflation in Ukraine is expected to reach 27 percent by the end of 2015.

Ukraine: Hard times bite - shop shelves empty, rationing introduced00:33
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As the hryvnia continues to lose value, Ukrainian supermarkets have started the rationing of basic products, Wednesday. The shelves in some of Kiev's shops shelves could be seen almost empty following the move.

The currency has lost 70 percent of its value over 12 months, causing people to stockpile food. Restrictions apply for goods such as cooking oil, flour and sugar.Bread, rice, potatoes, meat and milk are not yet rationed.

Inflation in Ukraine is expected to reach 27 percent by the end of 2015.