THE MINSK SCHISM
The Synod of Russian Orthodox Church repeats the Kremlin's policy of self-isolation in response to the legitimate decisions of the international community (the Ecumenical patriarchate of Constantinople has made a decision to provide a long waited autocephaly to Ukrainian Orthodox Church).
Moscow Patriarch Kirill since 1991 personally is an architect of the split in Ukrainian Orthodoxy. Therefore, it is difficult for him to admit the guilt of 27 years of false activity, which delayed the entire Plenitude of Orthodoxy into a conflict. But after him, the situation sooner or later will start to normalize and the Russian Orthodox Church will return to communication.
Now all those, who belong to the Moscow Patrarchate Church in Ukraine have to make a choise whether to follow the way of split with the ROC or stay in unity with the Ecumenical Orthodoxy through the Local Ukrainian Church?
Recall, on October 15, duting the visit to Minsk, Belarus, the Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church decided to break the relationship with the Constantinople Patriarchate. Thus, the Synod recognized the impossibility of further Eucharistic communication with Constantinople. The decision states that the Russian Orthodox Church will not implement the decision of Constantinople.
by Evstratiy Zorya - Archbishop of Chernihiv and Nizhyn, head of the Information Department of the Kyivan Patriarchate, the secretary of the Holy Synod of Ukrainian Orthodox Church