Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine John Herbst
Immediately after the “unification Council” to “clear” a Local Church will be enriched by the Ukrainian hierarchs, because the Moscow Patriarchate is not legitimate, I’m sure John Herbst.
Director of the Eurasian center at the Atlantic Council of the United States, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine John Herbst said that after the “unification Council” 10-15 hierarchs of the UOC will go into a Single Local Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
Association with dissenters of the UOC-KP and UAOC ex-Ambassador calls the move “on the side of Ukraine”, reports “Voice of America”.
Herbst believes the UOC “reliable tool of the Russian policy”. In his opinion, the canonical Church has lost its legitimacy “because of the propaganda of the Kremlin.”
While the Kremlin is waiting for an American provocation:
But the power of America to what is happening in Ukraine is irrelevant, said Herbst:
October 19, U.S. Secretary of state Michael Pompeo urged Ukraine to move toward the creation of an Autocephalous Church.