As reported by a parliamentary correspondent for Censor.NET, this decision was upheld by 236 lawmakers.
The deputies considered eight alternative bills each stipulating renewal of freeze on land sales.
Bill No. 7350 (co-authored by MP Serhii Labaziuk) provided for the moratorium extension until 2019, No. 7350-1 (submitted by Oleh Barna) - until 2024, No. 7350-2 (submitted by Serhii Kaplin) - until 2023, No. 7350-3 (co-authored by Yulia Tymoshenko) - until 2023, No. 7350-4 (submitted by Yurii Levchenko) - perpetually, №7350-5 (submitted by Oleksandr Vilkul) – stipulated indefinite moratorium, №7350-6 (submitted by Oleksii Mushak) - before the orthodox Christmas of 2019, №7350-7 (also submitted by Oleksii Mushak) - until 2019 Epiphany. The last two bills were submitted by the lawmaker for fun and additional opportunity to deliver speeches from the rostrum as he actually supports lifting of the moratorium.
The relevant parliamentary committee supported the bill No. 7350 which was subsequently passed by the lawmakers.
The law amended items 14 and 15 of section 10 of the Transitional Provisions of the Land Code of Ukraine which stipulates renewal of freeze on the purchase, sale, and other ways of alienation of agricultural land plots as well as their contribution to charter capitals of business entities "before the entry into force of the law on the circulation of agricultural land, but not earlier than Jan. 1, 2019."
According to the current legislation, the freeze remains in effect "before the entry into force of the law on the circulation of agricultural land, but not earlier than Jan. 1, 2018."