If you’re living in the Ukraine then you’re about to have to pay out a whole lot more for your favourite tipple.

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The government have decided to raise both the wholesale and retail minimum prices for all alcohol – by 25-50 per cent!  The price for cognac (or does media mean brandy?) will rise by 27 per cent, vodka will go up 45 per cent and wine for 50 per cent.

Prime Minister, Mkola Azarov has said that these increases will lower the black market on alcohol and protect people from dangerous forgeries.  It is not clear as of yet if they are referring to real cognac – just the Ukrainian brandy, or both.

Sources: www.bloomberg.com

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