Ukraine, Weird

Darth Vader requests plot of land in Odessa, Ukraine

Darth Vader has requested a free 1,000 square metre plot of land in the Ukrainian port city of Odessa, citing legislation that grants every citizen the right to such an application. City officials say they are considering the request.

The man, dressed as the Star Wars character, says that he wants the plot in order to park his space cruiser. A local news site says (links is in Ukrainian) that while the request is being considered, it’s by no means certain to be granted. In fact, it might be best if Vader doesn’t get his hopes up.

The application was properly registered after Vader took off his helmet and showed some ID. And the move comes as officials across Ukraine try to battle perceptions of corruption in local government. Bizarrely, granting some land to the Dark Lord of the Sith might for once be a popular move.

About Sarah Bosdiccia

Sarah Bosdiccia is a writer, journalist, blogger and editorial assistant. In the past, she has worked in the local newspaper business and has taught journalism modules at undergraduate level. She doesn't 'do' Facebook but you can follow her at @sarah_bosdiccia.

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