Meanwhile the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate will hold a separate ceremony at the St. Volodymyr Patriarchal Cathedral, and will be joined by some opposition leaders.
Ukrainian Orthodoxy remains divided since 1991 when it split in three – the Moscow Patriarchate, the Kyiv Patriarchate and the Autocephalous Church (which is technically older, but only regained official recognition in 1990). The Moscow Patriarchy regards the other two as renegade churches.

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