The decision of the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece regarding the recognition of the new сhurch structure in Ukraine was commented by the Deputy Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC), Archpriest Mykolay Danylevych:
«We believe that the decision of the Standing Holy Synod of the Church of Greece is balanced. We are grateful to them for not wanting to maintain a schism and understanding the risks of making a decision to recognize the new church structure in Ukraine. We believe that it would be more correct to resolve this issue at the Pan-Orthodox Council. I would also like to note that if at least one Church recognizes the Orthodox Church in Ukraine, this will lead to another wave of attacks on our parishes in Ukraine. However, this wave will be much smaller, because there is no longer such support for the schismatics from our government like it was before».