Davyd Arakhamia, leader of the parliamentary faction of the Ukrainian president’s Servant of the People and Dmytro Razumkov, Parliament Speaker, talk during lawmakers block the tribune as they protest land sale reform during a session of the parliament in Kyiv on Nov. 13, 2019. The government said last month it would allow the sale of the land — which has been available only for rent since the Soviet period — starting next year to boost investment. The former Soviet republic, whose stalling economy has been propped up by Western aid for years, is home to some of the largest swathes of cultivated land in Europe.

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Leader of the Servant of the People Party faction Davyd Arakhamia has confirmed that a special sitting of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine is scheduled for January 24.

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