The unification leads to a split
They will lose the ROC in the case of the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Church.
The unification of Ukrainian churches facing the Orthodox world split, and the ROC — a loss of possessions in the neighbouring country. Constantinople said that the procedure of granting autocephaly to Kiev began. In the capital of Ukraine there arrived two of the Exarch is a kind of ambassadors of the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. They will prepare the Declaration of independence of the Ukrainian Church. Against this stands the Russian Orthodox Church, which is now owned most of the parishes in the country. What may lose ROC in case of unification of Ukrainian churches? And who will get the Orthodox shrines? Understood Alexander Rassokhin.
Some waited, others feared. And here’s what happened: Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew announced that the process of creating in Ukraine a separate Orthodox Church. The head of the Kyiv Patriarchate Filaret triumphs, because he sought for many years:
“The Kyivan Patriarchate in the position of a unified local Ukrainian Orthodox Autocephalous Church. Here we unite with the Autocephalous Church and the Moscow Patriarchate.”