Everyone has the constitutional right to receive land, not only those who work on this land in agriculture or in rural areas, but also city residents. The Chairman of Political Council of Opposition Platform - For Life Party and MP Viktor Medvedchuk stated during “The Pulse” political show on 112 Ukraine TV channel.
“But we must ensure, according to the Constitution and the Land Code, for which we voted back in 2001, people’s right to obtain this land. First, give it to everyone who wants it, because everyone, has the constitutional right to receive land, not only those who work on this land in agriculture or in rural areas, but also city residents. And when all this will be settled, registered, when there will be registers, then the question should be brought to a nationwide discussion whether this land can be sold. Not now,” he said.
The politician added that the government wanted to comply with the instructions of the International Monetary Fund, although it is unprofessional.
“Because there is an IMF directive, because a government that does not enjoy authority today is unprofessional, just wants to find this source, a line of profit for itself and for those who lobby for them. Who is interested in this? Is it interesting today to large agricultural holdings, foreign “investors” who will give money to buy the land and then resell it because its price will rise. It is people who are interested in the chernozem of Ukraine,” Medvedchuk said.
Earlier, the parliament adopted the bill on opening the land market. 227 MPs from the Servant of the People Party and 13 nonparty MPs voted in favor of it, 240 in total.