Verkhovna Rada MP from a ruling Servant of the People party, Oleksandr Dubinsky, said on air of 112 Ukraine TV Channel that he had never heard of bidding for votes in favor of land sale market opening.
"I have not heard of any fact that money was offered for voting in favor of the land sale market. I was not offered any money for any votes at all, it is kind of scary to approach me with such proposals, but I did not hear any rumors or negotiations. It is being discussed while smoking or having coffee, there is no such thing, it is all nonsense," the MP said.
And he added that he did not support the opening of the land sale market in its current form.
"I am an opponent of the land sale market opening in its current form, which is being suggested to us. It means that I support the idea of the market, but not in the form it is offered to us, or rather not with such restrictions on allotments – 10 thousand hectares in one pair of hands is too much. 50 thousand for one family - this whole land will be belonging to 100 families throughout Ukraine, it should not be like that,” Dubinsky stated.
As we reported earlier, the protest of farmers, who stand against the adoption of the law on the land market, took place near the building of Verkhovna Rada on February 6.
Initially, the protesters demanded to postpone the law, hold the referendum and adopt the norms, which provide the state and local self-government bodies to buy the shares. Eventually, they urged the MPs to extend the moratorium.