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Land market: Zelenskyy reported large-scale thefts and signed a new law

Land market: massive thefts and a new law. Photo: Volodymyr Zelenskyy / Office of the President

Land market: massive thefts and a new law. Photo: Volodymyr Zelenskyy / Office of the President

The moratorium on the sale of agricultural land led to the theft of 5 million hectares of land, which is equal to the area of two Crimean peninsulas. However, Ukraine intends to do everything possible to get them back. Also, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy publicly signed another law on the land market.

In addition, the previous government deprived Ukrainian citizens of the constitutional right of land ownership, Zelenskyy stated during his speech at the forum Ukraine 30. Land.


In addition, he added that during the moratorium, almost 1 million land owners died, and the cost of a hectare of agricultural land became the lowest in Europe.

He also recalled that according to preliminary calculations, about 5 million hectares of state lands of Ukraine were illegally appropriated.

Quote"The parliaments of the previous time were unable not only to carry out the land reform, but also to start discussing the relevant laws. However, they managed to impose an offshore with an area of more than 8 million hectares inside the country—a gray shadow market, where land was very easy to acquire, sell and earn millions without paying taxes, official employment and guarantees for people," Zelenskyy said.

He also recalled that the Rada adopted a law on the turnover of agricultural land in March 2020 that will make the land market transparent. In particular, in 2021, parliament also passed laws on an electronic auction for the acquisition of land and the abolition of land rights registration by the armchair officials. He also recalled that the Rada adopted a law on the turnover of agricultural land in March 2020 that will make the land market transparent. In particular, in 2021, parliament also passed laws on an electronic auction for the acquisition of land and the abolition of land rights registration by the armchair officials. According to the President, this is a guarantee of filling local budgets and an opportunity for every Ukrainian to take part in the auction and start their own farm. Zelenskyy also publicly signed a law on amending the Land Code and other laws on improving the management and deregulation system in the field of land relations. The President stressed that this law finally brings back the right to the communities to dispose of their lands. It also enshrines the norm that only Ukrainians can acquire and sell land. @material: https://en.thepage.ua/agro/demand-on-the-land-market-how-much-will-a-hectare-cost-in-ukrainevideo-or

Context. In the fall of 2019, the Verkhovna Rada adopted the draft law on the land market in the first reading. In particular, it provided for a limit on the concentration of land in one hand in the amount of 200,000 hectares. After that, the limit was revised several times.

In 2020, after considering seven hundred amendments to the draft law No. 2178-10 on the land market, the Verkhovna Rada voted for the reform in the second reading.

People could not dispose of land, could not acquire and sell or bequeath it, as is done in many countries of the world. A moratorium was in effect for Ukrainians, as in Venezuela or North Korea.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Volodymyr Zelenskyy

President of Ukraine


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