Initiative to extend moratorium on land sale is political game – Agriculture ministry
- The moratorium on the sale of agricultural land, even after invalidation on January 1, 2018, will be extended automatically until the adoption of the land market law, First Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food Maksym Martyniuk has said.
"The ministry's position is that there is no need for a separate way to extend the moratorium. It acts automatically until the law on the land market is drafted. All these laws on extension of the moratorium are political games," he said at a press conference in Kyiv.
According to him, the government intends to submit to the parliament the law on the land market when the document has support among the deputies.
"The government will file the bill [on the land market] when it sees that it will be supported in the parliament. I hope very much that it will be next year," Martyniuk said.
As reported, a number of political forces in the parliament advocated the extension of the moratorium on the sale of land.