FILE PHOTO: Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy speaks after a parliamentary election in Kiev, Ukraine July 21, 2019. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko/File Photograph
KIEV (Reuters) – President Volodymyr Zelenskiy stated on Thursday that Ukraine will implement land reform this 12 months and that his authorities would perform main privatizations.
“We’ll appoint knowledgeable authorities and select an honest basic prosecutor. We will definitely make the most of our likelihood to alter the nation,” he advised buyers in Turkey in remarks that have been broadcast on Ukrainian tv.
“This 12 months we will certainly perform land reform, which subsequent 12 months will create a land market of 40 million hectares.”
Zelenskiy has promised to carry longstanding moratorium on the sale of farmland, which might please many buyers however dangers a political backlash.
Reporting by Natalia Zinets; Writing by Matthias Williams; Enhancing by Alison Williams