If the Tomos was viewed as a political project, no one would have given it to us, - Rostyslav Pavlenko
This was also an answer to the question: Why did the factor of granting the Tomos to the Ukrainian Church not play a key role, did not help Petro Poroshenko win the presidential election?
"Poroshenko's team did not interpret the Tomos as a political issue. If this were the case, no one would have given us any Tomos. As a person who has often communicated with the Ecumenical Patriarch for five years, I can attest to this. The Ecumenical Patriarchate is very well aware of the situation, and if they felt that this is a purely political issue, they would immediately stop it. Why was there a defeat in the election? This situation has developed in society, under the influence of certain TV channels that conducted a well-known line from year to year. Against the background of the fact that people wanted a quick change right now, and this was promised to them. We can analyze the reasons for the results of 2019 for a very long time, but no particular factor will be decisive. Only their totality. It happened as it happened. The country has set an experiment on itself, and we are now inside this experiment. We must get out of it with dignity", Rostislav Pavlenko summed up.