Ukrainian parliament launches ‘historic’ land sale reform

Ukrainian lawmakers on Wednesday backed a key bill to create a land market and open up the sale of farmland…

Ukrainian lawmakers on Wednesday backed a key bill to create a land market and open up the sale of farmland from 2020, despite a feared public backlash. “This day will go down in the history of Ukraine,” Prime Minister Oleksiy Goncharuk, who was present in parliament during the vote, said on Facebook after the bill passed in the first of two readings. “Finally, we can move from feudalism to real market relations as a fully fledged, developed country,” he added.

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