New figures from the state statistics office show inflation in Ukraine reached a 20-year high of 43.3% in 2015. That represents an increase of nearly 20% on 2014’s figure of 24.9%.
Items which saw the biggest jumps include gas, which rose in price nearly four times, hot water and heating, whose prices increased by nearly 80%, and vegetables, which were almost 70% more expensive in 2015 than they were in 2014.
Ukraine’s state statistics service says the figures do not include the Russian-annexed [sic] Crimean peninsula or parts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of eastern Ukraine which are occupied by Russian-backed militants [sic].
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