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You're reading: Biggest heist of Ukraine’s riches in the making with land sales

Brace yourself for the biggest heist of agricultural land in Ukraine since the 16th century land grab by Poland’s magnates.

Among the vultures at that time was the “shlakhta” (nobility) family of Wishniviecki, notorious turncoats who appropriated most of today’s Poltavska Oblast and brought serfdom for peasants in 1628.

Incredibly as it sounds, expect a repeat by today’s oligarchs. Moving fast through the halls of Ukraine’s parliament is a draft law sponsored by President Viktor Yanukovych’s Regions Party that would impose the tentacles of the oligarchs on the entire Ukrainian rural population.

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