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Ukraine’s parliament extends moratorium on sale of land for another year

Source : 112 Ukraine

231 MPs voted for the law
12:50, 21 December 2018

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The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has adopted the draft law #9355-5 on the extension of the moratorium on the sale of land until January 1, 2020. 231 MPs voted for this draft law as 112 Ukraine reported.

The law will come into force the next day after the official publication.

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The document orders the Cabinet of Ministers to submit the draft law on the turnover of the farm lands until March 1, 2019.

On January 18, 2001, the Parliament adopted law #2242-III, which established that the owners of the land shares cannot sell, present or alienate the land plots in any other ways; however, the lands can be bequeathed or sold for the state and public needs. This decision acts temporarily, until the Land Code is adopted.

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The Land Code #2768-III was adopted by the Parliament on October 25, 2001. The document established that it is forbidden to sell or alienate the lands and shares for the farm needs until January 1, 2005 (the exchange, bequeathing and confiscation for the public needs were allowed). This decision is called the moratorium on the sale of land since then. The action of this ban was extended nine times (in 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016 and 2017).

In December 2017, the MPs extended the moratorium for the sale of the land until January 1, 2019.

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