The previous wording of a related bill stipulated that one entity, either an individual or a business, could not lease more than 6,000 hectares in the same district and more than 5% of the agricultural land in one region (Ukraine is administratively divided into 24 regions, the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, and two cities with special status – Kyiv and Sevastopol. A district is a territorial unit of either a region or a city).
According to a posting on the Verkhovna Rada’s Web site on Wednesday, the committee finished considering amendments to the bill on the land market (No. 9001-d) and recommended that parliament pass it at second reading and as a whole.
The bill stipulates that an individual with Ukrainian citizenship, a territorial community and the state are the subjects of the land market.