FAS instructed to strengthen control over prices of military overalls and equipment
MOSCOW, September 30 – RIA Novosti. The Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) of the Russian Federation has instructed regional departments to strengthen price controls on military equipment and other military products, the agency reported.
“The Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service has instructed regional departments to strengthen control over the prices of workwear, uniforms and equipment. We are talking about ammunition, tactical clothing, sleeping bags, thermal underwear, backpacks, hiking shoes, hiking accessories, etc.” says report.
The agency declares that it will respond promptly to anti-monopoly law violations in the event of abuse of dominant position, the conclusion of anti-competitive agreements or the use of anti-competitive actions, including those aimed at unreasonable price increases.
Earlier on Friday, FAS also announced that it had sent a request to Voentorg, Sportmaster and HAKKI to clarify the validity of the change in overalls and equipment prices.
Partial mobilization has been declared in Russia since September 21, by decree of Russian President Vladimir Putin. According to Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, it is necessary to control the 1000-kilometer line of contact and liberated areas in Ukraine. During the mobilization, a total of 300,000 reservists will be called in, which is just over 1% of the total mobilization resource of the Russian Federation.