Ukraine could remain without villages: Tymoshenko on the creation of a land market

Украина может остаться без сел: Тимошенко о создании рынка земли

The leader of the Batkivshchyna party Yulia Tymoshenko explained how Ukraine should be created a land market.

The leader of the Batkivshchyna party Yulia Tymoshenko said that in recent years Ukraine has taken a fundamentally wrong way of development of the agricultural sector.

– We have several corporations in Ukraine have gathered in their hands of from 600 to 800 thousand hectares of agricultural land. In principle, in the shade, buying it illegally for pennies. Now these monopolies have become joint ventures. Entered foreign capital. Thus large tracts of Ukrainian land given to foreign corporations, – said Tymoshenko at the Studio of freedom of speech.

She added that Ukraine is a leader in the sale of grain as raw material, and it destroys markets.

– We do not receive the normal income. We give raw materials to other countries, then they rework it into finished products, and we are losing hundreds of billions of euros – said Tymoshenko.

The leader of Batkivshchyna stressed the need to develop the right sequence is valid.

– Not to sell from the ground. Because if you do it immediately – this will mean that our farmers will not be able to be competitors in the purchase of their own land. They will be supplanted by large corporations. And our farmers will be left without land, and we are left without villages, because the village keeps on farming, – said Yulia Tymoshenko.

According to policy, if Ukraine immediately after the parliamentary elections will open the sale of land, we will never create farming.

– You first need to create farming, small and medium agricultural production, to give them a normal European loans, to provide all necessary, – added Tymoshenko.