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Protests against land sale take place in Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

Partakers and organizers of the protest demand to amend the bill on the land sale and spell out the early rent instead of the transfer of the ownership of Ukrainian land
11:40, 17 December 2019

112 Agency

Ukrainian farmers came to a protest near the building of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. They protest against the land sale, as 112 Ukraine correspondent reported.

People came to Constitution Square; according to the correspondent, about 1.000 people stay there. Another two columns came to the parliament from Arsenalna metro station. The protest also takes place near Kyiv Hotel.

The partakers and organizers of the protest demand to amend the bill on the land sale and spell out the early rent instead of the transfer of the ownership of Ukrainian land.

“Besides, according to the organizers, farming machinery and representatives of the farmers from the regions were on the way to the capital recently. However, they were stopped near Kyiv and were not allowed to enter the city as there is a particular restriction from 8 a.m. daily on workdays,” the correspondent said.

Related: Ukraine’s parliament not to adopt laws on land sale, Donbas status until New Year, - MP

According to Deputy Head of Agrarian Union of Sumy region Serhiy Karpenko, the column turned around and went home. The column was stopped at the entrance to Kyiv from Brovary side at night. Then the law enforcers stated that they got the message about the possible explosive device at the cars. According to Karpenko, they waited for the bomb squad from 2 until 7 a.m.

The law enforcers did not confirm this information.

Such protests take place in eight regions of Ukraine. Thus, the partakers of the protest blocked Kyiv-Odesa highway near Demydivka village. Tractors and grain jetties move along the highway. People walk on the pedestrian crossing and law enforcers control the order. Massive traffic jams are observed.

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

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