Pavlo Klimkin , Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, believes that recognition of the independence of the Ukrainian Church by Georgia is a matter of time. Klimkin stated about it in his interview with "Voice of America".
“This is a matter of time. We believe that we will gradually gain recognition from all Orthodox Churches. Anyone who says now that it is difficult or impossible, .. I am a hundred percent convinced that we will get recognition and of course the Georgian Church is among them. I remember my meeting with the Catholicos-Patriarch of Georgia Ilia II. It was a very warm and human meeting and he said that Ukraine should have its autocephalous church. He told me: "You have to go to this day yourselves, but you have to fight for it," said Klimkin.