Opening land market without referendum is a mistake, - MP Boiko

Co-leader of the faction of Opposition Platform - For Life party insists such initiatives should be discussed within the parliamentary hearings that involve Ukrainian farmers
13:48, 1 November 2019

Yuriy Boiko

Opening the land market in Ukraine without a national referendum would be a mistake. Yuriy Boiko, the co-leader of the faction of Opposition Platform - For Life party said so when speaking to journalists in the Ukrainian Parliament on November 1.

He admitted that his political force supported the parliamentary hearings on this issue, offering that they involve Ukrainian farmers. "Perhaps, this would be the most sensitive question in society - after the one about how to end the war. The meeting of agrarians took place next to the Verkhovna Rada on Wednesday. People are desperate because they realize they lose their jobs. They take them from farmers, from the people who live and work in villages", he said.

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The politician added that the market cannot be opened without the referendum. "Our position is clear and consecutive: such draft bills should be developed with the participation of Ukrainian farmers, not the international financial venturers, which is how things are done now. The market may be only implemented after the referendum when people understand what it is about, and agree to it", Boiko concluded. 

Previously, the Ukrainian Parliament supported the draft decree No.2251, which offered parliamentary hearings about the land reform. The hearings are supposed to take place on December 4.

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