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Ukrainian Parliament Pushes Forward Land Reform Allowing Foreign Corporations To Purchase Country

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Ukrainian Parliament Pushes Forward Land Reform Allowing Foreign Corporations To Purchase Country

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On October 17th, the Ukrainian parliament hastily registered bill No. 2178-10 on the Land Reform in the country. The document was discussed in a close circle of deputies from the “Servant of the People”, and in order to prevent “extra” participants in the debate, the committee meeting was simply postponed to an earlier time, without informing any other MP.

According to the document, foreigners will be able to purchase land in Ukraine starting from 2024 onwards.

The document is an alternative to the Government Bill on the Land Market in Ukraine # 2178.

“In the next two weeks, we will be discusding 11 land bills that have been registered in the Parliament.  There is no talk about voting for the bills or directing them for debates in VR. We will discuss all the theses of all the bills with agrarians and only then work out a single mechanism.  I think that there will be possibly developed one single comprehensive bill on the free market of land,” – commented Mykola Solsky, the chairman of the Committee on Agrarian and Land Policy, on the draft law registered in parliament.

Essentially, it introduces the following key changes:

  • reduce land concentration limits within any oblast from 15% to 8%;
  • introduce a 35% limit on the concentration of land within the agricultural land of a specific integrated territorial community;
  • introduce a transitional period until January 1st, 2024, during which legal entities, beneficial owners of which are foreigners, stateless persons, legal entities created under the law other than the legislation of Ukraine, foreign states, will not be able to acquire land from the designation of state, communal property, as well as unitary lands, except for those lands which at the time of entry into force of the law are already leased, to such legal entities, and provided that such legal entities are created not less than 3 years before the effective date of the law;
  • acquisition of land will be possible for: citizens of Ukraine, legal entities of Ukraine created under the legislation of Ukraine, territorial communities and by the state;

So, if a company with foreign capital has been operating in Ukraine for at least three years, then the restrictions do not apply to it, and it will be able to buy land immediately at the time the market launches.

“We have many agricultural holdings with foreign capital that cultivate millions of hectares. And they will be able to immediately buy out land immediately after the market opens. I think this norm will be severely criticized,” says President of the Land Union of Ukraine Andriy Koshil.

A new scheme may appear for foreigners. When, for example, at the stage of opening the market, a Ukrainian dummy company is created, which buys land, and then, after 2024, its shares are officially bought by foreigners.

“Current civil and corporate law makes it easy enough to change founders, sell and buy shares. It is clear that the land law cannot change this. But additional control mechanisms are needed, or at least an answer to the question – what will happen if foreign owners appear before it ends a ban on their land acquisition, say, a year after the market’s launch. Will the company, which has acquired foreign owners, need to sell the already purchased land, or will it not remain in its asset,” Koshil said.

Another expected conflict point is the rate of sale of land to one separate entity or person. No more than 15% of the land in one region and 0.5% of the all-Ukrainian land. Although the agrarian community harshly criticized these figures from the Ministry of Economic Development, saying that the concentration of land in the same hands would be simply menacing.

According to the deputy head of the All-Ukrainian Agrarian Rada Denis Marchuk, preliminary information from the committee said that it wanted to allow a concentration of 0.25% of the total agricultural land. But in the end, they agreed on a figure of 0.5%. Although, according to Marchuk, this is still a lot.

Marchuk also noted that the project has a scheme for speculators.

“There are no restrictions on the purchase of companies with certain land banks. That is, if you wish, you can buy half of Ukraine,” he said.

Moreover, in some alternative projects registered in Parliament, it was proposed to prohibit selling more than 4 thousand hectares to one entity or person.

“There were calculations by the Academy of Agricultural Sciences on the minimum areas, the processing of which allows the agricultural enterprise to work more or less cost-effectively. They are different for agro-climatic zones. By the way, until 2015 the current Land Code contained a temporary rule prohibiting the purchase of more than 100 hectares of agricultural land to one entity, but the ban has expired and there’s no new restriction,” Koshil said.

It is proposed to set the minimum land price at the level of a normative-monetary assessment. On average, in Ukraine it is approximately $1,200 per hectare. At this price, with an installment plan for five years, the land will be allowed to be bought out by the villagers, who at one time designed the land for permanent use under a private or farm household.

Ukrainian farmers consider the land theirs and they will be given the opportunity to buy it:

“Farmers have long considered this land theirs. If the bill is adopted in this form, they will have to pay around $200 per hectare annually (redemption according to the normative estimate, which is about $1,200 euros per hectare and a 5-year installment plan give such a figure) “Although theoretically this fee is possible, for efficient farms,” says Koshil.

The project does not say a word about the soft loans promised to the villages by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

The draft budget 2020, which has already passed its first reading, next year 4.4 billion hryvnias are included in loan compensation. But this amount would not be enough to provide to farmers, at a 2-3% interest.

That is, it turns out that out of several options – to leave everything as it is, that is, until the moratorium is lifted, give priority to Ukrainians to buy land at low prices, and only then sell the land to foreigners.

But with this legislation, it is possible to reach a nightmare scenario in Ukraine, the market opens immediately, despite the arbitrary 2024 date that it will open to foreigners.

“We did not see any phasing that the president promised. Although at the first stage it would be necessary to solve the problems with the cadastre, launch a financial support mechanism, at the second – allow the purchase of up to 500 hectares for individuals, at the third – after five years – you can sell up to 5 – 10 thousand hectoares to legal entities. But only Ukrainian, without providing access to the foreign capital market,” Marchuk said.

It appears that, with this new bill, the situation is exactly that, foreign corporations would be able to purchase most of the land in Ukraine immediately, through various schemes and speculations, and the Zelensky government specifically and unilaterally decides what happens in the country.

Essentially, the young Ukrainian democracy doesn’t appear to be as democratic as Zelensky and Co. would like to present it as.

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AM Hants

US Democrats vs Azov: What’s Behind the Demarche of American Congress… https://www.stalkerzone.org/us-democrats-vs-azov-whats-behind-the-demarche-of-american-congress/

Talking of Ukraine, and going back to 2014, Biden, McCain, Nuland, Kerry, Soros and friends, who did quite well out of organising and allegedly profiting from the violent coup d’etat,must admit to slight confusion with regards the Dems calling out Azov. The reason why, Burisma, (who gave Joe Biden’s son a job and John Kerry’s step-son a jov, for $50,000 per month, in a nation where the average monthly income is around $250), was part of the Privatt Group. The Privatt Group, whose leader was the Head of the European Jewish Community, Igor Kolomoisky. Funnily enough, the same Igor Kolomoisky, who founded the ‘Azov’ Nazi Battalion. So why are the Dems, now complaining about their good friends, well the battalions, over in Urkaine?

AM Hants

Off topic, but, interesting, owing to who was involved with ‘Russia Gate’, including the Clintons and Ukraine.

Clinton Foundation Bilked $130 Million From Australia – After 2016 Election Directors Fled Country from Headquarters Housed in a Shack on a Dirt Road Outside Melbourne

‘…On 22 February 2006, Australia’s Foreign Minister Alexander Downer and Bill Clinton signed a $25 million Memorandum of Understanding, marking the first round of Australian taxpayer donations to the Clinton Foundation. Downer now distances himself from the donation.

“I didn’t make a donation. I was the Foreign Minister and AusAID entered into a contract with the Clinton Foundation… I didn’t instruct the contract. I was just the minister who did the signing ceremony.”…’

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/10/clinton-foundation-bilked-130-million-from-australia-after-2016-election-directors-fled-country-from-headquarters-housed-in-a-shack-on-a-dirt-road-outside-melbourne/

אהרון

Off topic but interesting.

Russian Nuclear Sub Misfires During Putin-Supervised Drills. Russian corvette had trouble launching the touted Kalibr cruise missile.- https://www.rbc.ru/society/21/10/2019/5dad7fb79a794731f38da2df

AM Hants

Seems to be working well in this video:))

NATO Underestimates Russia’s Power! Putin, Shoygu Put On a Show With Awe-Some Nuclear Triad Drills!… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDpYAdsDOCg

So what do you say about the 60 tomahawks that Donald Trump used for the night’s entertainment, when he was hosting President Xi Jinping? Remember, one that got stuck in the tube, 36 that went AWOL and the 23 that arrived at destination, were seriously impotent. The airfield, where they landed, the Syrian military jets were taking off just a couple of hours later.

So during a small Russian military exercise, one of the missiles was a tad sensitive. How did the rest of the exercise go? How many were involved, in the tiny exercise, including weapons and systems?

Now remind me, but, how many were involved in the NATO exercise, which was classed as massive, just last year, off Norway, I believe. Was it 30,000 with a Norwegian frigate being written off? The NATO exercise, just after the Russian exercise in Siberia, bck in 2018, with over 300,000 serviing military personnel in attendence.

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Ballistic Missile Exercise GROM-2019 Highlights (VIDEO)… https://www.fort-russ.com/2019/10/ballistic-missile-exercise-grom-2019-highlights-video/

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Chinese Media Outlet Reveals What Deters US from ‘Attacking’ Russia…

‘…The Grom-2019 exercises were held 15-17 October, involving about 12 thousand military personnel, as well as 213 strategic launchers, 105 aircraft, five strategic missile carriers, up to 15 surface ships, five submarines and 310 units of military and specialized equipment.
The Russian Defence Ministry noted that the exercises were purely defensive in nature, and not directed against other states…’ https://sputniknews.com/military/201910241077134917-chinese-media-outlet-reveals-what-deters-us-from-attacking-russia/

אהרון

Russia’s New Super Long-Range Cruise Missile Has a Problem – https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/russias-new-super-long-range-cruise-missile-has-problem-43062

AM Hants

USS Gerald Ford – exploding generators and missile lift missing.

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USS Zumwalt – US Government Report Outlines Problems With Navy’s Zumwalt-Class Destroyers
Multiple issues persist with the U.S. Navy’s Zumwalt-class guided missile destroyer program, according to a new U.S. government survey… https://thediplomat.com/2019/05/us-government-report-outlines-problems-with-navys-zumwalt-class-destroyers/

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Littoral Combat Vessel: The Worst U.S. Navy Warship Ever?
‘…Nobody wants the Littoral Combat Ship, and yet here it is.

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The USS St. Louis was launched and christened on Saturday as the latest Freedom-class installment of its Littoral Combat Ship family, the much-derided “Little Crappy Ship” that’s been plagued with so many problems that not a single one is in operational use by the U.S. Navy after 16 years in development…’ https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/littoral-combat-vessel-worst-us-navy-warship-ever-39232

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Some pilots refuse to fly F-22 Raptor amid jet’s oxygen problems… https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2012-may-01-la-fi-fighter-pilots-20120502-story.html

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Pentagon: Here are all the problems with the F-35… https://www.businessinsider.com/here-are-all-the-problems-with-the-f-35-that-the-pentagon-found-in-a-2014-report-2015-3?r=US&IR=T

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Back in 2014, how long did this system take to get into active service? It entered when the system took so long, it made it obsolete.

$40-billion missile defense system proves unreliable…

Within minutes, the interceptor’s three boosters had burned out and fallen away, and the kill vehicle was hurtling through space at 4 miles per second. It was supposed to crash into the mock enemy warhead and obliterate it.

It missed.

At a cost of about $200 million, the mission had failed.

Eleven months later, when the U.S. Missile Defense Agency staged a repeat of the test, it failed, too.

The next attempted intercept, launched from Vandenberg on July 5, 2013, also ended in failure.

The Ground-based Midcourse Defense system, or GMD, was supposed to protect Americans against a chilling new threat from “rogue states” such as North Korea and Iran. But a decade after it was declared operational, and after $40 billion in spending, the missile shield cannot be relied on, even in carefully scripted tests that are much less challenging than an actual attack would be, a Los Angeles Times investigation has found.

The Missile Defense Agency has conducted 16 tests of the system’s ability to intercept a mock enemy warhead. It has failed in eight of them, government records show.

Despite years of tinkering and vows to fix technical shortcomings, the system’s performance has gotten worse, not better, since testing began in 1999. Of the eight tests held since GMD became operational in 2004, five have been failures. The last successful intercept was on Dec. 5, 2008. Another test is planned at Vandenberg, on the Santa Barbara County coast, later this month.

The GMD system was rushed into the field after President George W. Bush, in 2002, ordered a crash effort to deploy “an initial set of missile defense capabilities.” The hurried deployment has compromised its effectiveness in myriad ways.

“The system is not reliable,” said a recently retired senior military official who served under Presidents Obama and Bush. “We took a system that was still in development — it was a prototype — and it was declared to be ‘operational’ for political reasons…’

https://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-missile-defense-20140615-story.html

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Navy Releases Collision Report for USS Fitzgerald and USS John S McCain Collisions… https://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=103130

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Not forgetting, over in the UK we lease our ICBMs from the US:

British nuke-capable missile flies in wrong direction—toward the United States—in failed test… https://www.cnbc.com/2017/01/23/uk-leader-keeps-quiet-over-failed-nuclear-missile-test-off-florida-coast.html

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Russian Defence Budget $47 billion and decreasing.

US Defence Budget $750 billion and increasing.

Compare what the Russian tax payer gets for her money, to what the US tax payer does not get for her money.

אהרון

A new sea-based cruise missile will weaken the strike potential of the Russian Navy” – https://vpk-news.ru/articles/47581

AM Hants

lanes, tanks, ships: Russian military gets massive upgrade… https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/feb/22/russian-military-continues-massive-upgrade/

One of the upgrades is the Admiral Nakhimov

‘Russia’s Most Powerful Ship’: Admiral Nakhimov Is ‘Potent Threat’…

MOSCOW – Cruiser Admiral Nakhimov is undergoing a profound renewal of his firepower and is rated “the most powerful ship in Russia” by the American magazine Military Watch.

The vessel belongs to the class of Soviet cruisers Kirov. Developed in the 1980s, the Admiral Nakhimov is one of four built specimens of this class.

Powered by nuclear power, the Admiral Nakhimov was already surprising at its armament and capabilities before renovation work began.

In order to bring the vessel into the 21st century war scenario, the Russian Navy decided to change both Admiral Nakhimov’s defensive and attacking equipment, as reviewed by Military Watch magazine.

3M22 Tsirkon
Previously, the Admiral Nakhimov had as its main armament against ships the P-700 Granit missile . With a maximum range of 625 km, the Granit will give way to the 3M22 Tsirkon missile.

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The weapon can reach Mach 10 speed and has a range of 1,000 km, far exceeding the American Harpoon’s 130 km radius. These features make Tsirkon capable of hitting any existing surface vessel .

Air Defense

Also the defensive capabilities of Admiral Nakhimov will change. Until then, the ship was equipped with an S-300 air defense system. With the new upgrade, an S-400 system will be installed to replace the older S-300 as it can fire hyperpersonic missiles like the 40N6E.

The weapon is capable of intercepting and destroying other supersonic missiles, while the 48N6E2, which will also be in the Admiral Nakhimov, flying at a top speed of 2,100 m/s, can strike targets at long and medium range.

Admiral Nakhimov is believed to have on board more than 100 hypersonic missiles and a large number of Kalibr missiles.

In this way, modifications to this war apparatus will make the Admiral Nakhimov the most powerful ship in Russia as it was titled by the magazine, but also perhaps, one of the most powerful in the world.

https://www.fort-russ.com/2019/10/russias-most-powerful-ship-admiral-nakhimov-is-potent-threat/

אהרון

The shock potential of the Russian fleet looks rather modest compared to the US Navy. In addition, today we are already witnessing the qualitative and quantitative growth of the Chinese Navy. – https://vpk-news.ru/articles/47581

Ralph London

I’m guessing that you are a SHIT ukrainian, jew.

As if the usn never has problems, right dumb boy?

However, ukraine has the world’s largest reserve navy…

אהרון

Nope. American Christian, although it’s helpful to know where your odd imagination lay, kid.

Of course the U.S. navy has it’s problems. Many, in fact. I simply like to remind AM and adolescents such as yourself that Russia is not infallible and Russians are not comic book Super Heroes.

Ralph London

The way you wrote about the Donbass people strongly suggests that I was right about you, notwithstanding whatever you call yourself. And I did say ‘guess’ – which smoked you out nicely. And you’re not much different from those dumbfuck ukrainians.
We never said Russia was infallible either, yet, compared to the satanic usg, it’s certainly closer to it by far than the USA warmongers. Russia did, like in Syria, what the USA should have done, but of course it could not, because it had created isis etc.

AM Hants

It is interesting, just what is being told in the fake impeachment interviews, not, that the MSM will report or even notice, this part:

American Diplomat William Taylor Unwittingly Admitted That There Are No Russian Troops in Donbass
October 23, 2019Stalker Zone

Political scientist and observer of MIA “Rossiya Segodnya” Vladimir Kornilov drew attention to the fact that when testifying to US Congress, the chargé d’affaires for Ukraine William Taylor called those killed in the Donbass conflict “Ukrainians”, thus confirming the civil nature of the war in Donbass.

“Taylor, the US chargé d’affaires in Ukraine said yesterday that 13,000 Ukrainians were killed in Donbass. Given that this is the total number of casualties on both sides, Taylor admitted that there are no Russian troops there, and citizens of Ukraine are killed on both sides.

All the more horrendous is Taylor’s conclusion that if the United States throws weapons at Ukraine, less Ukrainians will die! And who will be killed by these weapons?”

https://www.stalkerzone.org/american-diplomat-william-taylor-unwittingly-admitted-that-there-are-no-russian-troops-in-donbass/

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