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Prime Minister about land reform: We want to support rural development and stand for banning foreigners and large holdings from buying farmland
03.07.2017 | 23:20

A land reform offered by the Government encapsulates the establishment of such a model of the market turnover of lands which will pursue interests of small farming enterprises as well as will impose restrictions on purchasing land resources by foreign citizens and large agricultural holdings. This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman on air at the ICTV channel.

«We need to introduce a model of the turnover of lands in Ukraine which will be developed in the interests of the citizens. The Government stands for a complete ban on purchasing land by non-residents and large holdings. We are supporting the idea of the land reform, which will be carried out in the interests of agricultural communities», emphasized the Head of Government.

He stressed that the Government is engaged in constant dialogue with the farmers and is in line not only to "lift the moratorium on the sale of land", but to propose a concrete solution that will allow to restore the development of farming enterprises and to revive the rural areas.

Volodymyr Groysman put a special emphasis to the fact that a successful land reform in synergy with the decentralization process will provide a powerful impetus to the development of the village and to the agricultural sector. The said instrument is a priority need for ordinary citizens, rather than, for example, for international partners of Ukraine.

«The question is about Ukraine, our economy and our standard of living. If we do not put into practice a reform, we will not be able to ensure a decent quality of life. We pledge readiness to bear responsibility. Ukrainians need these changes, not the International Monetary Fund. We understand what to do and are committed to assume responsibility for it», highlighted the Prime Minister.


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