State land for agriculture must be shared among citizens who haven’t obtained a land plot yet, and the revoke of the moratorium for land sales is only possible after a referendum, OPPOSITION PLATFORM – FOR LIFE MP Serhiy Lovochkin said in a conversation with journalists in the Verkhovna Rada.

“OPPOSITION PLATFORM – FOR LIFE has two basic viewpoints. First, we believe that the land had been shared unfairly: only 7.5 million Ukrainians had been allocated a land plot. Many others, including retired persons with many years of employed service had been unfairly excluded from the process. We insist that state-owned land must be shared first and foremost among people with low income and lengthy job tenure. And they are millions of our citizens,” the politician said.

“The second viewpoint: after the state land is shared, we must hold a referendum. It will answer the question whether the Ukrainian people give their consent to revoking the moratorium [on agriculture land sales — Ed.], and following the referendum, we might come up with the decision to revoke it. Not any earlier,” Lovochkin said.

As reported, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine announced it was necessary to allow sales of agricultural lands effective 2020 and had drafted a bill regulating the matter.