Putin lost Ukraine: Volker commented on the landmark step of the UOC

Путін втратив Україну: Волкер прокоментував епохальний крок УПЦ

Kurt Volker

Walker expressed hope that there will be no protests and no violence in Ukraine after the decision on autocephaly

The separation of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Russian Orthodox Church means that in the political sense, the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin has lost Ukraine.

This was stated by the special envoy of the US state Department on Ukraine Kurt Volker, said “Straight” with a link to EUObserver.

“Today, Ukraine is more United, more nationalistic and focused on Europe, NATO and the West than ever before. And this is a direct consequence of the Russian invasion into Ukraine and killing Ukrainians”, – said Walker.

Walker expressed hope that there will be no protests and no violence in Ukraine after the decision on autocephaly.

“It would be a tragedy,” said the American diplomat.

He also added that Russia’s military aggression resulted in the fact that Ukraine, which was once loyal to her, became more Pro-Western country.

“The Russian leaders to alienate Ukrainian people from the historic relations with Russia”, – he said in Brussels.

Poroshenko is convinced that the decision on the granting of the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church finally dispelled the illusion of the Imperial Moscow about Ukraine as the canonical territory of the Russian Church.

Recall the Synod of Constantinople on Thursday, October 11, announced its decision regarding Ukraine. The Ecumenical Patriarch continues the procedure of granting of the Tomos of autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

As you know, the Tomos of autocephaly to be signed by the Patriarch and all the members of the Synod. After his call on the Primate of a Single Local Ukrainian Church. It is not, after all, elect the Chairman of the Unified national Ukrainian Church have to the Unification Council.

One of the main things I’m waiting for now from Ukraine – congregation of the Cathedral.