In the areas of Syria controlled by the regime of Bashar al-Assad, an acute fuel crisis continues.
The way out of the current situation in Damascus is considered to be an increase in fuel prices.
The SANA news agency reported an increase in prices for fuel oil by 277 percent – up to 500 Syrian lira.
The regime also raised the price of bread by 100 percent, now a package of 8 lavash costs 200 Syrian lira.
Earlier, on July 7, prices for AI-95 gasoline were increased by 20 percent – from 2,500 to 3,000 Syrian liras.
Currently, one Turkish lira is exchanged for 377 Syrian lira on the black market in Damascus.
The crisis escalated after the YPG terrorists [сирийское крыло PKK] refused to supply oil to the Assad regime due to accumulated debts.
The decision of the militants to stop oil trade with the forces of the Assad regime was affected by the US pressure on the terrorist organization, experts are convinced.
The regime has cut in half the amount of fuel sold to vehicle owners via electronic cards.
In densely populated cities, where the crisis has been particularly acute, private car owners can only buy 20 liters of fuel per week, and the daily quota for the purchase of fuel for taxis has been reduced to 5 liters.
In late March, the Assad regime doubled taxi fares in provinces, including Aleppo, Damascus and Tartus, and increased bus fares.
However, the desire of the Assad regime to resolve the fuel crisis by raising prices is not yielding the desired results.
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