According to the Batkivschyna press service, "on the night of September 6, the Regions majority in the parliament has passed the law on creating the land bank, thus making another shameful step to robbing the Ukrainian farmers, to paving the way for oligarchs to buy the fertile black earth for peanuts.
President Yanukovych and the Party of Regions have been pushing this plan for years. The plan according to which the Ukrainian rural community will be put on the brink of extinction. The plan according to which the local and foreign oligarchs will get an opportunity to deceive Ukrainian farmers and buy the fertile lands for peanuts. The land that in reality cost 20 thousand euros per hectare.
The so-called land reform is in reality a large-scale scam of the regime which is in essence similar to the mass privatization of the 90's will lead to the degradation and decline of the Ukrainian rural area, mass immigration and abandoned villages.
This pseudo reform threatens massive social outbreak since the land matter has always been the spark that led to peasant rebellions in the history of Ukraine.
The United opposition is against such land reform in accordance with the Regions scenario. After creating a democratic majority in Verkhovna Rada of the next calling this deal of Yanukovych and the Party of Regions directed at destroying the Ukrainian farmers will be annulled. We support the prolongation of the moratorium on the sale of agricultural lands - the Ukrainian farmer has to be the real master of his own land", says the statement.