Ukrainian forests corruptly parceled for private property - Tymoshenko

10:40, 11 April 2008
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The government suspends this practice

On Thursday, at the special sitting the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved an Order on suspension of parceling of forest resources of Ukraine for private property, according to the government’s press-service, Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko disclosed at a press conference that this Government’s decision had been unanimously made. According to her, it will be in force till legislative regulation of prolongation procedures for lands of the forest resources.

“We have cleared up that before the democratic Government’s coming wide-ranging plunder of forests of Ukraine took place,” the Prime Minister noted. According to Yulia Tymoshenko, tens of thousands hectares of lands have been corruptly parceled for private property and now deforestation of these areas is underway.

Besides, as the Prime Minister says, by the Government Order relative ministries and departments are commissioned to analyze the situation with illegal parceling of lands of forest resources and abolish such decisions.

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