Irina Chumakova. Taking into account the impossibility to predict the political situation in Ukraine, one must be prepared for the fact that the moratorium on privatization of land in Ukraine on 1 January 2016 will not be removed, said the Minister of agrarian policy and food of Ukraine Oleksiy Pavlenko, speaking at the Ukrainian investment forum in London.
Answering the question of Serbian investors about "how soon has the opportunity to be lifted a moratorium on the privatization of land" in Ukraine, the Minister said: "I myself don't know."" Officially date is January 1 next year, when the moratorium shall be lifted ", - he reminded.
"Whether collected enough votes to block this decision? You can see that currently we have the electoral campaign in Ukraine. No one knows anything. But not being able to predict the political situation, we must be ceaselessly prepared for the fact that we do not get to lift the moratorium, " said Pavlenko.
However, he drew attention that " in the current situation in Ukraine is Not vacant land and at the present time, access to land is worth up to five hundred dollars per hectare "." There is no free land. Investors are holding the earth. You can not imagine what the queue is for the land, " the Minister added.