Regional and district councils of Ukraine support the decision to extend the moratorium on the sale of agricultural land.

A number of people's deputies issued a resolution to appeal the adopted bill No. 9355-5 on the extension of the land moratorium. So it could not be signed by the Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Andriy Parubiy and the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. Thus this bill did not enter into force. This means that until the resumption of the Verkhovna Rada's work since January 15, a moratorium on the sale of land in Ukraine does not apply.

Therefore, local councils throughout Ukraine appeal to state leaders to prevent the introduction of a "wild" land market and extend the moratorium until January 1, 2025.

In particular, Odessa, Ternopil, Khmelnytsky, Kherson, Cherkasy, Chernivetska, Chernihiv Regional Councils have sent the relevant appeals to President Petro Poroshenko, Prime Minister Volodymyr Groisman and Chairman of The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Andriy Parubiy.

Also, Lutsk (Volyn region), Peremyshlyany (Lviv region), Bilohir'ya, Krasyliv, Derazhnya, Izyaslav, Teofipol, Yarmolyntsi na Khmelnytskyy (Khmelnytskyy region), Hayvoron (Kirovograd region), Pohrebyshche (Vinnytsya region), Semenivka, Kobelyaky (Poltava region), as well as Pavlohrad (Dnipropetrovsk region) region councils have joined the appeals.

Sokolivka (Cherkasy oblast), Tyshkivka (Kirovograd region) Marazliivka (Odesa region) united territorial communities and Boryspil City Council (Kyiv Oblast) also supported the corresponding position.

The text of the directed appeals states that during the period of the moratorium, it is necessary to carry out a set of measures for the preparation of such an important step In particular, in the Coalition Agreement of November 27, 2014, only three steps out of 12 were implemented. In Ukraine, inventory of land has not been conducted. The land cadastre is filling up too slowly. In 61 administrative districts of Ukraine, the area of ​​the land plots registered by State Geocadaster exceeds the actual area of ​​these areas.

Moreover, according to the text of the appeal, raider attacks and corrupt mechanisms for the transition of land rights to circumvent the moratorium are in operation in Ukraine, as there is no rule of law in the protection of property rights. The raider hunts are the result of an imperfect court system. There are no market mechanisms that should help in shaping the price of land. There are no programs for preferential lending to the national Ukrainian farmer, in particular, small farms, which puts the rural host in the impossibility of competing against agroholdings and corporations able to use foreign investment.

Recall that on December 20 the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted a bill No. 9355-5 on the extension of the land moratorium for a year - by January 1, 2020. 231 people's deputies voted in favor of a corresponding decision, with the necessary minimum of 226 votes.

Wednesday, 9 January 2019