Disinfo: Ukrainians will lose land due to the land privatisation law

Summary

In general, everything points to the fact that Ukrainians will say goodbye to their land soon. They have not been landowners in their own country until now, and, as a result of a land scam, many of them will soon become cheap labour force working for the agricultural sector. By and large, it doesn’t matter where you work – for a Polish overlord or for the owner in Ukraine.

Disproof

This is a recurrent narrative aimed to discredit Ukraine and Ukrainian statehood.

The claim that the adoption of the law on the land market is an illustration of foreign control and Ukrainians will lose land is false. The law states that only Ukrainian citizens and companies registered in Ukraine and under Ukrainian law will be eligible to buy agricultural land in Ukraine. Other restrictions are prescribed by the law.

Also, the EU - Ukraine Association Council welcomed Kyiv's steps to open the land market, which "should be based on the rule of law and the principles of sustainability, transparency, fairness and inclusiveness."

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 215
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 07/10/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Ukrainian disintegration, Ukrainian statehood

Disclaimer

Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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