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Ukaine's parliament: opposition MPs block tribune to prevent adopting land sale market law

Source : 112 Ukraine

Today. on February 6. 2020, the Verkhovna Rada was scheduled to consider the draft of the land sale market law, which causes a lot of discontents, both among politicians and in society
12:49, 6 February 2020

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MPs from the "Opposition Platform - For Life" oppositional party blocked the tribune of Ukraine's parliament.

Before the tribune was blocked, the Verkhovna Rada announced a long break. Thereafter Ruslan Stefanchuk, the Deputy Chairperson of the Verkhovna Rada, submit draft resolution by Natalia Korolevska on the repeal of the law "On Education".

Among others, the tribune is being blocked by the co-chairman of the opposition faction Vadym Rabinovych, Nestor Shufrych, Illya Kiva as well as the representatives of the Batkivshchyna party.

Recall that today the Verkhovna Rada was scheduled to consider the draft of the land sale market law, which causes a lot of discontents, both among politicians and in society.

Besides, the protest of farmers who want not to allow the adoption of the law on the land market takes place near the Verkhovna Rada.

Initially, the protesters demanded to postpone the law and hold the referendum and adopt the norms, which provide the state and local self-government bodies to buy the shares. Now, they urge the MPs to extend the moratorium.

Related: Final version of bill on land sale market: sale of land to foreigners only after referendum

During the second reading on February 9, the bill was amended. According to the amendments, the foreigners will be able to buy Ukrainian lands only referendum. Besides, the restriction on the land sale to one person was changed. The norm was reduced in 20 times from 200,000 to 10,000 hectares.

On November 13, 2019, Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine supported the committee bill on the opening of the agricultural land market № 2178-10 as a basis.

On December 28, 2019, the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Agrarian and Land Policy completed the consideration of all amendments to the draft law on the land market and recommended that MPs adopt it in the second reading.

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