MOSCOW, 1 may — RIA Novosti. The Federal Antimonopoly service (FAS) of Russia as a result of audits revealed that wholesale supplier of masks, OOO “Witt company” in the period from December 2019 to February 2020 have purchased the products at the same price, but the sale price eventually grew by 957%, in connection with which the Agency appealed to the Prosecutor’s office, stated in the message press service FAS.

“By results of check of execution of the current legislation in the formation of prices for medical masks, it was established that in the period from December 2019 to February 2020, the company purchased a three-layer protective masks for the price of 7.29 rubles for 1 piece. The price of realization of the masks for this period has increased to 957%”, — stated in the message.

it is Noted that the Moscow OFAS has sent an appeal on the fact of unreasonable overestimate of the prices of masks in the Department of economic security and fighting corruption Department of the MIA of Russia in Moscow region with the purpose of bringing to the criminal responsibility of the perpetrators.

“In the absence of good reasons for the price increase Prosecutor’s office issued General Director of OOO “Witt company” caution about inadmissibility of infringement of requirements of the Antimonopoly legislation and warned about administrative liability in case of non-performance,” — said in the press service.

“due to invalid, unfair acts “Witt company” and similar organizations in the first months of the year 2020 in the regions of the country and was recorded a jump of the prices for the masks and even the deficit,” commented head of the Department for combating cartels FAS Andrey Tenishev, whose words are reported.

“greed at the expense of the health of citizens deprives the user of such enterprises, any ethical principles. However, I want to remind them that in the event of default by a Prosecutor cautions companies is threatened with administrative responsibility”, — he added.

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