The development of a model of turnover of lands is a pressing issue
which requires the detailed discussion as well as the involvement of a wide
range of the public. The key goal of the said reform is revival of rural
development and farming, said Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr
Groysman on air of the 5 TV channel.
«No one has the right to deliever an ultimatum
in the process of pursuing of the said reform, there should be dialogue, understanding,
and today I am conducting such a dialogue, first of all, with the farmers», the
Prime Minister asserted.
emphasized that he has a tough stance toward transferring land resources to
foreigners and large agricultural holdings.
«I propose to revive Ukrainian farming», claimed the Prime Minister and
recalled the Government’s decision on shaping an effective agricultural support
program and once again voiced an initiative to the Parliament on allocation of
the sum worth not less than UAH 1 billion for these purposes.
"I want the farmer to have the opportunity to grow grain, to refine
the grain into flour, hence to make bread and to sell it. This is my ultimate
goal. I am keen on including the sum worth not less than UAH 1 billion in the
draft state budget for 2018 for these purposes. The next step is to ensure
farmers' access to low-cost loans, further to enable farm workers to hold land
own land, thereby the sale should be available only to individuals with
Ukrainian citizenship and in the amount not exceeding 200 hectares»,
underscored the Prime Minister.