This decision was the result of a lengthy review of the appeal of the leaders of the above organizations - Filaret Denisenko and Makarii Maletich, to the Patriarch of Bartholomew of Constantinople.
It should be noted that Filaret Denisenko, who, with the filing of the Kiev authorities in 1992, established the so-called “Kiev Patriarchate”, in 1997 was recognized by the Russian Orthodox Church as a schismatic and anathematized. After that, representatives of the Orthodox Church ignored him.
The goal of the Ukrainian authorities and Filaret Denisenko is to create an autocephalous church, independent of the Moscow Patriarchate. However, according to the fears of many experts and politicians, the receipt of the status of canonical churches by the "Kiev Patriarchate" and the "Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church", in addition to the civil one, can also ignite a religious war in Ukraine.