The first deputy speaker of the Ukrainian parliament, MP from the Servant of the People party, Oleksandr Korniyienko said that Ukraine is testing a model of transition to a presidential state.
According to Kyiv city council member Viktoriya Ptashnyk, Korniyenko made a remark to this effect during the Conductors of Change forum.
"We are now testing a model of transition from a parliamentary-presidential state to a presidential state with a strong president," Ptashnyk quoted Korniyienko as saying in her post.
At the same time, Censor.net drew attention to Korniyenko's comments under his own post about the results of the forum, where he explains his quote. In particular, he denied that it was about giving more powers to the president.
"Where does it say that I plan to give powers? And how can I even give them alone - I can't even propose changes to the Constitution on my own, I need the help of 149 colleagues... I meant that this is happening now during martial law because the president is the Supreme Commander-in-Chief and his role is enhanced during the war," Korniyenko said.