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Zelensky signs order on transfer of agriculture land from public to communal ownership

Source : 112 Ukraine

The local self-government should obtain over 2 million hectares of land
16:29, 15 October 2020

President's press service

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky signed a law on transfer of the agricultural land from the public to communal ownership as Interfax-Ukraine reported.

“Today, I sign an order on the measures on the transfer of the agricultural land from public to communal ownership,” Zelensky said.

Moreover, the president noted that from October 26, all newly-created communities should get agricultural land in communal ownership and will be able to use funds received from land use.

Related: Law on land sale market officially released in parliamentary publication

Zelensky underlined that the legislation of Ukraine bans the sale of lands in communal ownership and it is the guarantee that the next generations of the Ukrainians will remain to be the owners of their land.

The local self-government should obtain over 2 million hectares of land.

On April 28, 2020, Zelensky signed the law on the opening of the land market.

As we reported before, the Verkhovna Rada adopted a committee bill on the opening of the agricultural land market No. 2178-10. 259 MPs voted to pass the bill.

Related: Ukraine’s Constitutional Court to consider constitutionality of law on land sale market

According to the law, ordinary Ukrainians can be market participants until 2024. Legal entities, created directly by citizens of Ukraine, the state, and territorial communities are allowed to purchase land since 2024.

Adoption of this law and the law banning the return to the former owners of nationalized banks is one of the key requirements of the International Monetary Fund, due to which Ukraine has not yet received a new credit program.

 

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