Updated at 18:07,08-09-2017

Quotation of the day: Eat cucumbers if there are no tomatoes

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Or buy a ticket and got to another part of the city to buy tomatoes.

Journalists asked the deputy Minister why there were no tomatoes in shops and when the problem would be solved.

Iryna Narkevich advised eating cucumbers or visiting other shops:

Eat cucumbers… Minsk has so much public transport that you can buy a ticket that does not even cost much and but tomatoes in some other part of the city. Of course, everyone would like to have all the needed products in shops situated not far from home. Do you eat tomatoes every day? You can find tomatoes in other shops if you really need them now. Visit another shop on your way home.