“96 percent of the farmers have no means to buy land,” Vitaliy Skotsyk

45-year-old Vitaliy Skotsyk managed to get an education and work in the United States of America. In Ukraine, he first defended his thesis on strategic management. But business and science are not restricted. Today, he heads the Agrarian party, which in recent years have increased the number of supporters and successfully participated in local elections. The main task now Vitaliy Skotsyk calls don’t even fight the aggressor, and the fight with the thieves of land in the rear. Said if you sell the land for agricultural purposes, the country will wither like a tree.

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Vitaliy Skotsyk: “Those who are willing and able to work the land, will become hostage to speculators. Now the people must unite to show their position”

Vitaly Evstafievich, the agrarian party has announced a nationwide collection of signatures to protect the earth. From whom are you protecting her?

From those who want to steal the land, as in the 1990s, was stolen by the industry. A group of deputies appealed to the constitutional court, that he acknowledged the moratorium on the sale of land is illegal. In the coming months can be taken the dangerous decision. If you earn a free sale of land, it will be the last dance of the oligarchs on the bones of the state.

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Vitaliy Skotsyk: “If you earn a free sale of land, it will be the last dance of the oligarchs on the bones of the state”

If you earn a free sale of land, it will be the last dance of the oligarchs on the bones of the state

Did the farmers do not want to buy land where you work?

The problem is not the desire! 96 per cent of farmers have no means to buy land. This data from the research conducted recently in three regions of Polissia – Volyn, Rivne and Zhytomyr. But the same situation across the country. The farmers in the sowing is not enough. In such conditions they deliberately put the power you took special regime of VAT and is not given instead of the promised subsidies. Farmers in shulerskih taken out of the game, that did not prevent to plunder the country.
If you open the market, land will find themselves in the pockets of a few tycoons, who are used to cash in on all they touch their hands. Those who are willing and able to work the land, will become hostages of these speculators. Now the people must unite to show its position. 80 percent of the people against the sale of land in the present circumstances, when the owner and the farmer does not have the funds. Therefore, the collection of signatures is a civilized form of national protest against the sale of land.

If not for the protests, the Solomensky regional court of Kiev released to the chief tax specialist Nasirova on all four sides

What is the reaction of the authorities expects the party? Would it not be easier to write an e-petition to the President or the Prime Minister?

The government is trying to ignore the people to the last, while the cock does not bite, as they say. Therefore, the e-petition will not change anything. Our goal is to unite as many people as possible who realize that land is the basis of the state and economy. If the society will bear a large horizontal movement for the preservation of the land and civilized the reform, that “top” will have to reckon with it. And with respect to courts in Ukraine has degraded so much that do not perform their functions without the persistent demands of civil society. If not for the protests, the Solomensky regional court of Kiev released to the chief tax specialist Nasirova on all four sides. The constitutional court also needs to understand what his actions closely monitored society.

The land question is the Foundation for development of Ukraine. This is the root system that should nourish the economy

But land reform now few worries. For residents of the city – this is not a topic. People interested in the war in Donbass, high prices, the dollar, corruption.

This is a very myopic view of the situation in the country. See walls, but can’t see what they stand on – the Foundation. See the trunk and branches, but forget that without root it’s all withered and fell. The land question is the Foundation for development of Ukraine. This is the root system that should nourish the economy. Land relations should be given the opportunity to develop entrepreneurship. So, the economy will grow and volumes of financing of defence. Will be available to agricultural products for residents of cities that now do not have time to follow the change of the price tags in stores. If you increase the export of finished products abroad, and the dollar “will descend from heaven.” Because the flow of currency will grow. Land reform will help to solve all acute problems that you mentioned.

The greatest steward of the earth is thoroughly corrupt structure – Gosgeokadastr

What steps should be the reform?

To keep the land in the ownership of the Ukrainian people, we propose to prohibit its sale to aliens. To prevent monopolization – should be to limit the area which may own or may rent one person.
Farmers living and working on the land should receive priority right to buy it. It is the experience of European countries, which protect its owner, and not the oligarch.
In Ukraine the main administrator of the earth is thoroughly corrupt structure – Gosgeokadastr. His administration is 18.5 million hectares. This land, which long had placed at the disposal of local communities. It will be a powerful blow to corruption because where there is community control of resources, the corrupt to catch anything.
We spent four Land forum, bringing the public of all areas. Expert group under the Agrarian party, together with farmers and community representatives formed the 16 directions of land reform. This reform has a clear goal – development of the village and ensuring the quality of life in cities.

After the reform, the capitalization of Ukrainian agricultural land will be 500 billion dollars. Now – roughly $ 21 billion

But what exactly is land reform, which you offer, can give the country in General and impoverished people in particular?

We calculated that if the implementation of reforms, the capitalization of Ukrainian agricultural land will be 500 billion dollars. Now – roughly $ 21 billion. The reform will allow to create about three million jobs not only in rural areas but also in cities. Is the growth of income of every Ukrainian twice in the next five years. It’s affordable prices on food and stable national currency. This, in the end, the content of the budget and rich country, which will be able to keep a strong army and will have the opportunity to defend themselves.

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Vitaliy Skotsyk: “the Depreciated national currency, constant growth of prices and tariffs, war with the aggressor – all this forces people into survival, not development”

You recently returned from a working visit to the United States. Usually our politicians are looking for in the States, or money, or support for the future struggle for positions in Ukraine. For what drove you?

United States I know well. At the time he studied there at the University Purdue. Then worked in American agricultural companies, studied the effectiveness of, the Americans bring in all spheres.
In Washington recently hosted the annual conference of the Republican party. For the first time in many years the Republicans have the majority in the Senate, the Congress and the President. I went to this conference – not for the money and personal support, and the experience of effective policy. I wonder, how does a political force with a great history and tremendous support in the community. Republicans now make up its own development strategy of the state, and depends on the development of the world. I met with the Chairman of the Republican party and speaker of the U.S. Congress, other top politicians.

America needs a stable Europe. A stable Europe without a stable Ukraine, in principle, can not

How I feel: support for Ukraine more important for the United States?

All the politicians with whom you spoke, well aware of: America needs a stable Europe. A stable Europe without a stable Ukraine, in principle, can not. Therefore, there is a clear interest in settling the issue of the Crimea, and the question of the Eastern region of our state. But I think that more concrete actions, the United States should expect from mid-summer, when the us does all the domestic work. Ukraine – your homework: reform, improving the economy, fighting corruption, protection of borders.

In Russia and Belarus swept by an avalanche of protests. Expect some changes in these States? And how can this affect Ukraine?

The fact of the protests changed. This indicates the maturation of civil society. Any manifestations of democratization in the neighboring countries is welcome. In particular, the more democratic Russia is, the less it will be aggression for us. I’m surprised it’s a shame that the Ukrainian government has not made statements in support of protesters in Russia and Belarus, has not requested the release of detainees. Our civil solidarity visible in social networks, but at the level of politics – silence. This means that the ruling team of Ukraine she is afraid of people’s protests. Arriving at their offices in the Wake of Maidan, she is afraid of the Maidan activity of free people.

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Vitaliy Skotsyk: “Ukraine – my homework: reform, improving the economy, fighting corruption, protection of borders”

Early against corruption revolted Romanians. And in Ukraine since the Maidan mass anti-corruption rallies were not, in fact, though, the Romanian corrupt officials could take master classes from our. Why our people have become passive?

He did not become passive. Just coming to after a knockout. People thrown into the hell of poverty is stupid economic policy. Devalued the hryvnia, rising prices and tariffs, war with the aggressor – all it forces people to care about survival, not development. But even in these conditions are anti-corruption initiatives from below.
As hard as it was not by farmers, but we have ensured that Parliament was forced to extend the moratorium on land sales. It is the merit of people who took to the street throughout Ukraine. We are not allowed to steal the land. But the main anti-corruption struggle is still ahead. And it is inseparable from the restart of power at all levels. People should learn to choose at the election of worthy representatives, not the looters who get ripped off.

The government has committed itself to increasing exports of grain. It is a failed strategy! It gives Ukraine the status of a raw appendage

How to overcome this poverty. How to make people live with dignity?

It is necessary to develop the economy of the processing type. Each state relies on its competitive advantage. Germany – engineering Japan – electronics, Switzerland for banking sector. Ukraine owns a quarter of the world’s black soil. Note that in the coming years, the demand for food in our over-populated world will increase by 65 percent. Therefore, the strategy of Ukraine is obvious – to develop the agricultural sector, which already provides 41 percent of GDP. Then earn on the land money to invest in the development of other industries.
But more importantly, what type of economy we choose. The government has committed itself to increasing exports of grain. It is a failed strategy! She just gives Ukraine the status of a raw appendage. It is necessary to develop the processing industry and trade with finished products, which will raise profits significantly. Explain with an example. For sale in Ukraine Italian pasta (pasta). And it is necessary that Ukraine has been making pasta from their own grain and selling it to Italians at European prices. As with all products of crops and livestock – you need to learn how to efficiently alter their raw materials. Then there will be jobs with decent wages. They will pay taxes, due to which it is possible to increase the salaries of teachers, doctors, military, police. The country will cease to beg for loans.

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Vitaliy Skotsyk: “the Farmers who live and work on the land should receive priority right to buy it”

Speaking of credits. The government again froze in anticipation of the next tranche of the International monetary Fund. He has not made the issue of assistance to Ukraine in the calendar of its meetings until 7 April. How to understand this?

The Ukrainian government is like the alcoholic who promised that “tying”. He borrowed money and decent clothes. And he’s all drunk to the bone, and fell asleep in his underwear on the pavement. To whom it is interesting in this form?! The power and the Ukrainians, and foreign partners promised to live a new life, and then hit the usual plunder. IMF pauses, because it neither sees changes.

Whether to fight for these loans?

Ukraine should develop its economy, as has been said, and not to drive in the debts our children and grandchildren. Now every Ukrainian, regardless of age, needs 5 thousand dollars. Our government takes loans to spend all their and nothing has changed. I’m not against IMF loans, if government officials themselves out of their own pockets to pay for the interest. It would be honest. And, judging by the declarations of our top officials under the mattress money. If the Deposit is one Nasirova scraped together 100 million, our kvazielita itself could be dumped into several billions of dollars of tranches.

Communities do not have the right to control resources on their territory – land, forest

The agrarian party announced that it will participate in the next elections in the United communities. Your representatives, who won in December last year in power. Can you name the pros and cons of decentralization for the ordinary citizen?

This government still does not smell. Declared that local communities will get more power and possibilities. In fact, they hung more responsibilities and power has not been given. We have analyzed the live 366 newly formed communities, where first elections were held. Of these, 233 – is not economically self-sufficient. They do not have resources to ensure their lives.
Local budgets in this year translated into maintenance of educational and medical institutions. The government took only the wages of teachers and the provision of medical services. And the salary of the technical staff of the institutions, utilities – all hanging a stone around the neck of local communities. Sufficient funds they never received.
And most importantly – the communities do not have the right to control resources on their territory – the land, forests and other. Our vision of decentralization consists of simple things: power, money and land to the communities. 70 percent of the taxes collected bulk has to leave on their needs. In their submission to be all that concerns the life of people on the ground. In the future, and a local judge and the Sheriff shall elect the local residents. And we sooner or later will come.

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Vitaliy Skotsyk: “We have achieved the Parliament was forced to extend the moratorium on land sales”

Distract from problems. Where will you celebrate Easter? Tell us about the traditions your family.

The main tradition is the same as that of all the people: to be in Ukraine with my family. I am unpretentious in meal, like most rural children, so do not particularly pay attention to what’s on the table. The main thing – that in the heart. Christ gave people the lesson of the resurrection through sacrifice. And, celebrating Easter, you need to think about what you can sacrifice for the neighbor, for the people, for the country. Very often the main donation is to give someone your time, which all of us now lack. To listen and to help.

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