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Parliament passes bill on land market

It was supported by 259 MPs.

Parliament passes bill on land market
Photo: Max Trebukhov

In the early minutes of 31 March, the Ukrainian parliament cancelled the moratorium on the sale of farmland as of July 2021.

Bill No 2178-10 was supported by 259 MPs, thus surpassing the required minimum of 226 MPs.

In particular, the moratorium cancellation received support from the Servant of the People, European Solidarity, Voice factions and the Trust group. Thus, the bill was passed as a whole.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy attended parliament's extraordinary session which discussed the bill.

The pro-Russian Opposition Platform-For Life blocked the rostrum in protest against the bill.

Only Ukrainian nationals and companies without foreign shareholders, territorial communities and the state will be entitled to the sale and purchase of farmland.

As of July 2021, individuals will be able to buy up to 100 ha per person. Companies and legal entities will be able to buy up to 10,000 ha as of 1 January 2024.

Russian companies and offshores will be specifically banned from buying land in Ukraine even if a referendum permits the sale of farmland to foreigners.

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