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Ukrainian MP promises to burn parliament because of ECHR decision

Oleh Lyashko. Photo: bykvu.com

The leader of the parliamentary Radical Party of Ukraine faction, Oleh Lyashko, issued a statement condemning the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) decision on lifting the moratorium for sale of agricultural land. Speaking to colleagues, he went so far as to threaten to set the Supreme Rada (the Ukrainian parliament) on fire.

Lyashko accused "international speculators" of trying to deprive Ukrainians of land by blackmailing Kiev with loans. In addition, he condemned the increase in gas prices, saying that Ukrainians, in the end, will have to "switch to firewood."

"If the civilized way of resolving the issue is not taken - I'm ready to burn the rostrum and the whole parliament to hell, but I will not let making Ukrainians strangers on their native land!" Lyashko said.

Recall that the moratorium on the sale of land has been in effect in Ukraine for the last 14 years; in December last year it was extended until 2019. The authorities of Ukraine believe that if the moratorium is canceled, oligarchs will be able to buy land for nothing.

As EADaily reported, on May 22, the ECHR ordered Kiev to cancel the moratorium on the purchase and sale of agricultural land, because, according to European judges, this ban "violates the European Convention on Human Rights."

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