An All-Ukrainian referendum on the land sale market may be held before 2024, but only after the law on it is passed in the second reading. This was stated by the Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Dmytro Razumkov on the air of the 1+1 TV channel.
"Let's wait for the referendum laws to be passed. This may happen sooner than in 2024," Razumkov said when he was asked by a member of the Golos party Yulia Klymenko about the possibility of holding a referendum during the functioning of the new government.
“It will be a transitional stage for the Ukrainians to see how the land sale market works and then to decide on a referendum, to invite foreigners to buy land,” the politician said.
According to Razumkov, the first deputy speaker of the Verkhovna Rada, Ruslan Stefanchuk, together with a team of experts, is currently working on issues of not only the law on referendum but also on a package of laws on democracy, which will cover local referendum, a national referendum, and a people's veto.
As we reported earlier, Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine supported the committee bill on the opening of the agricultural land market № 2178-10 as a basis. 227 MPs from the Servant of the People party and 13 nonparty MPs voted in favor of it, 240 in total.
The live broadcast of the plenary session was provided by 112 Ukraine TV Channel.
According to the draft law, by January 1, 2024 citizens of Ukraine and Ukrainian legal entities, as well as foreign citizens or companies, who have been using Ukrainian lands for at least 3 years (for example, renting it), will be able to acquire ownership rights of agricultural land.