The men were separated by the sworn brothers of the deceased present at the funeral.
During the funeral of the fighter Alexander Ziniv, who died near Nikolaev, in the Vinnitsa region, a priest of the Moscow Patriarchate attacked the rector of the OCU .
The video of the incident was posted on social networks by activist Sergei Timkov.
“The Moscow priest, during the speech of the Primate of the OCU Father Mikhail, showed aggression, inflicted minor bodily harm, tore off the cross from the rector and tried to use his cross as a tool for beatings,” Timkov wrote.
The video shows that the representative of the UOC (MP) provoked the speech of the priest, who called on the local authorities to promote the ban on “the activities of Moscow priests” in Ukraine.
“It’s not for me, it’s for the sake of the one who lies in the coffin today. Why is this happening? But because we don’t value Ukrainian,” the activist said.
Soon a representative of the UOC-MP ran out to him and attacked him with a metal cross. The men were separated by the sworn brothers of the deceased present at the funeral.
Following the attack, the priest was asked to express respect for the father of the Moscow Patriarchate.
As UNIAN wrote, a Russian tourist in a hotel in Turkey threatened Ukrainian women from Kharkiv with beatings for speaking Ukrainian .