United States Chargé d'affaires ad interim to Ukraine Kristina Kvien stated that the U.S. supports the launch of the land market in Ukraine and it is ready to support Ukraine on its way of implementation of the reforms on liberalization of the agriculture land market as Kvien stated during “Ukraine 30. Land” forum.
“Together with the European Union and the World Bank, the U.S. is ready to support the government of Ukraine in the implementation of the land reform for the satisfaction of the interests of all Ukrainians,” Kvien noted.
Kvien underlined that first of all it is necessary to close the gaps in the land legislation. Besides, United States Chargé d'affaires ad interim to Ukraine Kristina Kvien has urged the Ukrainian authorities to adopt extra secondary legislation to enable anti-corruption guarantees of the land reform.
“Extra secondary legislation should be adopted to provide the anti-corruption guarantees. Meanwhile, we quickly get close to the day of the opening of the agriculture land market, the continuing leadership of all partakers, including the international society is important,” Kvien said.
On May 24, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky publicly signed law No. 2194, which provides for the transfer of state-owned land outside settlements to communal ownership of village, settlement, and city councils.
As we reported earlier, on April 28, the Verkhovna Rada adopted the Law of Ukraine No. 2194 “On Amending the Land Code of Ukraine and Other Legislative Acts to Improve the Management and Deregulation System in the Sphere of Land Relations”.