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Protests, breaks and plans: Verkhovna Rada considers law on land market

Source : 112 Ukraine

It is a land day in Ukraine’s parliament on February 6. We follow the events
16:16, 6 February 2020

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The Verkhovna Rada plans to consider a bill on the land market in the second reading on February 6.

The day before, it was announced that nine of the 4,000 amendments to the bill, would be considered.

In particular, there were amendments providing that foreigners will have the right to buy Ukrainian lands only after the referendum. The restrictions on the sale of land in one hands were also changed. It was reduced by 20 times from 200,000 to 10,000 ha compared to the first version of the draft law.

Parliamentarians do not rule out that consideration of the issue will continue until the night. The head of Servant of the People faction David Arakhamia earlier said that a “land night” could be expected in parliament.

 

What is happening now?

Verkhovna Rada returned to work after a break. MPs will continue to consider the amendments.

Head of Batkivshchyna Party Tymoshenko ripped the mike out of hands parliament’s chair Razumkov trying to block the presidium. And she cut her finger.

226 MEPs VOTED TO CONTINUE TODAY'S WORK UNTIL 7:30 PM.

After a break, something like a fight happened again in the Verkhovna Rada:

Verkhovna Rada considers law on land market
112 Agency

Verkhovna Rada began its work after three consecutive half-hour breaks. At the moment, the MPs have not yet started considering the issue of land sales. However, there was a clash between MPs Serhiy Vlasenko (Fatherland) and Artem Dmytruk (Servant of the People). Dmytruk did not allow Vlasenko to the presidium.

Fatherland leader Yulia Tymoshenko took central place at the presidium, next to the speaker's seat.

Agrarians are holding a rally under the Verkhovna Rada.

Initially, protesters demanded to postpone the law and hold a referendum, and adopt norms establishing that state and local governments will have the right to buy shares, but today they urge MPs to prolong the moratorium.

Yulia Tymoshenko
112 Agency

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