As of September 20, Ukraine registered 18,771 agreements on the purchase and sale of agricultural land, Ukrinform reports, referring to the press service of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food.
According to the ministry, 5,001 notaries submitted applications for access to the State Land Cadastre.
The total number of applications is 5,620. Of these, 4,966 applications were approved, whereas 651 were rejected.
According to the ministry, 46,094 hectares of agricultural land have been already sold throughout Ukraine since July 1. The largest areas of farmland were sold in Kirovohrad region (8,093.3 ha), Kharkiv region (5,219.5 ha) and Poltava region (4,372.8 ha).
As reported, Ukraine officially launched the land market on July 1. Until 2024, only Ukrainian citizens will be able to buy agricultural land - up to 100 hectares per person. The issue of selling land to citizens without Ukrainian citizenship and foreigners will be decided only in a nationwide referendum.