Eco-activists accused the State Geocadastre of looting the reserves of the Dnipropetrovsk region facebook.com/UkrainianNatureConservationGroup

Eco-activists accused the State Geocadastre of looting the reserves of the Dnipropetrovsk region

Katerina Belousova

The State Geocadastre assured that no violations of the use and registration of plots were detected

UPG eco-activists appealed to the Prosecutor General's Office regarding the State Geocadastre's suspicion of deliberately not taking measures to preserve the nature reserve fund (NRF).

Currently, 30% of the lands of the NRF of the Dnipropetrovsk region have already been plowed, not counting the still-surviving plots that either the communities or the regional State Geocadaster have already formed and given into private ownership, reports the "Ukrainian Nature Conservation Group – UNCG" on Facebook.

Eco-activists noted that in both cases, these were violations committed by employees of the State Geocadastre. This may indicate improper performance of official duties and signs of Article 367 of the Civil Code "Official Negligence".

"For 2 years, we have been trying to force the State Geocadastre to perform its control functions, to identify and stop the derailment of the nature reserve fund of Dnipropetrovsk region and protected territories in other regions," they wrote.

The UPG emphasized that they and the General Prosecutor's Office have repeatedly appealed to the Department of Ecology and the State Geocadastre regarding verification of these facts, recording of violations, assessment of damages for damage, etc.

"Unfortunately, the regional administration of the State Geocadastre always takes the side of the agrarians, not the interests of the state and the law," ecoactivists said.

They also said that in 2021 they applied to the State Geocadastre regarding the transfer to private ownership of lands in the "Urochyshche Priorilske", "Chaplyno-Vasylkivskyi" and other reserves. These reserves, like more than 95% of the objects of the NRF of the Dnipropetrovsk region, do not have approved boundaries according to land management projects. In such cases, the boundaries are confirmed by creation projects.

However, the regional State Geocadastre replied that, according to the inspection, no violations of the use and registration of plots were found.

"This is not surprising, because it was the officials of the regional State Geocadastre who were involved in the transfer of these plots to private ownership: they were managers of land plots outside the settlements," ecoactivists emphasized.

Earlier, EcoPolitic wrote, that the environmental activists suspect that the Cabinet of Ministers "gave the green light" for privatization at least one of the 38 forest plots in the Vinnytsia and Zhytomyr regions, with a total area of ​​more than 17 hectares.

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