An initiated by the Government land reform, undergoing extensive discussion with participation of experts, Government officials and MPs, aims to achieve two essential objectives - the revival of farms and promotion of rural development. This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman in his communication with media people in Chernihiv.
"The Government and me personally object strongly to selling land to foreigners or large holdings. I would like to emphasize that the reform will be implemented in cooperation with agrarians, with farmers in the interests of citizens and farms”, explained the Prime Minister. We won’t do anything that would lead to any negative consequences. We are in a permanent dialogue and we will engage in discussion until we find a solution enabling us to revive farms in rural areas and to make SMEs in rural areas a reality, Volodymyr Groysman was quoted as saying.
The Prime Minister stressed that people have been under the mistaken impression that village is a "field used for planting, growing, gathering yield and then selling it." "We must think about rural area as the people, conditions of their life and work, it implies the entire domestic agro complex that badly needs development”, said Volodymyr Groysman. The State has taken a number of steps in this direction, and now we need to check whether this targeted assistance was used properly, added the Head of Government.
The Prime Minister reiterated that the land reform would be shaped to protect exceptionally the interests of Ukrainian citizens.
"It’s inappropriate to exploit the issue. Only public dialogue for the benefit of Ukraine and Ukrainian citizens", summed up Volodymyr Groysman.