Ukrainian Expert: Poroshenko Lied About Constantinople Giving Autocephaly to Ukrainian Schismatics

Translated by Ollie Richardson & Angelina Siard


The president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko again deceived his people, having said that the Ecumenical patriarch made the decision to give autocephaly to Ukrainian schismatics and won’t consult Moscow any more.

This was stated on the air of the “NewsOne” TV channel by the political scientist Kost BondarenkoAccording to the expert, no decision has in fact been made, and all the information came from one of the Constantinople bishops.

“For several days information has being spread about the Constantinople making a decision on granting autocephaly and so on. No decision was made. Moreover, now the president proclaims that a decision has been made, that Constantinople has the right to make decisions individually, without consultations. There was no such thing – one of the bishops made a speech about the meeting in Constantinople, which has no binding action, it is not any decision, and so on. Fakes are indeed even produced by the top officials of the state,” said Bondarenko.

Earlier the envoy of the Ecumenical Patriarch metropolitan Emmanuel reported that in Constantinople the procedure of granting autocephaly to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kiev Patriarchate has begun. Also, the day prior the president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko deposited another “victory” into his account – three years of behind-the-scenes work with the Ecumenical patriarchate has led to the fact that Constantinople has decided to give Tomos of Autocephaly without the opinion of the Russian Orthodox Church.

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