Kyiv, June 22 (Interfax-Ukraine) – Opposition factions of the Ukrainian parliament, Our Ukraine-People’s Self-Defense and BYT-Baktivschyna, demand to cancel a law on the demarcation of state and municipal land passed by the parliament on Thursday.
“We address the president today. The law is anti-state, anti-Ukrainian, as it is unknown what it implies. It will bring corruption and crime,” MP (the BYT-Baktivschyna faction) Ivan Kyrylenko said at parliament, reading the address of the opposition.
“We demand that it be cancelled in full as an illegal act,” he added.
The lawmaker said that if the law were not canceled, opposition from June 21 would start gathering signatures to apply to the Constitutional Court.
MP (the BYT-Baktivschyna faction) Serhiy Sobolev said that the majority lawmakers amended the law and it actually permits sale and purchase of farmland, the press service of the Baktivschyna party reported.
Sobolev said that the parliament made a political decision to prolong a moratorium on the sale of land.
“[Ukrainian President Viktor] Yanukovych and his team made an amendment, which directly says that the land bank is created and land will be resold in the future,” the lawmaker said.
Sobolev said that the moratorium on the sale of land is prolonged every year.
“If the moratorium is not prolonged, we had three safety locks, which allowed to start the process: the absence of a land bank, the absence of rights to transfer land and the absence of a land cadastre. Now we have only one lock – a land bank, as other were lifted,” he said.
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