And its for reasons like this there was an appeal to Constantinople (the canonical place for appeals of the decisions of one's Metropolitan/Archbishop/Patriarch)... And the Patriarch (contrary to the opinion of how he normally acts of many on this board), took the reasonable position in the matter, and upheld the canonical Church in the Ukraine.
See, not so hard.
He upheld the canonical church in reply to the propaganda coming from both the Vatican, non-canonical Ukrainians, and the UGCC. Mainly that he was getting ready to recognze an autocephalous church comprised of the UOC-KP, UOAC, and some claim the UGCC. Nothing more.
Though the Ukrainian Nationalist attempts to play on his insecurities and egotism to get what they want have been a complete failure. In spite of his faults he does come through when necessary. In this case he has no other choice because he knows if he followed through he would cause a schism within Orthodoxy. One when he would no longer have the respect of the Slavic orthodox Churches.