Government categorically opposes sale of land to foreigners, - Hroisman


Prime Minister Volodymyr Hroisman believes that the land reform should contribute to the development of the Ukrainian village and should not allow foreigners to buy Ukrainian lands.

He said this during a meeting of the land reform working group, Censor.NET reports referring to the Governmental portal.

The meeting was attended by all parties interested in developing the most favorable model of the land market in Ukraine: government officials, people's deputies, representatives of business associations and agrarian organizations that represented the interests of different agricultural companies and individual farms.

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The meeting closely considered the conceptual principles of land reform and supported the position of the premier that all reform activities should seek to develop farming and rural areas.

"The key two things - reform should promote the development of the village and lead to the model when a Ukrainian can sell land to a Ukrainian and have access to loans. The financial aspects should also be spelled out. But we are categorically against the sale of land to foreigners," Hroisman stressed, adding that all processes must be weighed and transparent.

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The meeting also discussed whether the interests of the Ukrainians are met by extending the land sale moratorium and allowing legal entities to sell land, as well as how much land can be owned by one person, and what terms and stages of the reform implementation should be adopted.

"We must reach a consensus on what path we can take, considering the opinion of all those interested in the development of the agrarian sector and the economy of Ukraine. And then go further to a broader discussion and adoption," Hroisman said.
Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n443004