The footage of the dispute between the senior priest entering the territory of the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra by Mercedes-Benz with AA 0004 MB registration plate and Kyiv police officers, who have stopped the car for traffic violation, was uploaded on the Internet, Censor.NET reports citing Novoie Vremia.
Earlier in 2011, the Mercedes with the same registration plate already appeared in a story by TSN, in which the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra governor Bishop Pavel threatened to break journalists' camera for shooting him in this car.
Print screen of the TSN story of 2011
The priest has responded somewhat unexpectedly to the policeman's remark that his driver has committed road traffic offence.
"Have you been in the church today? Think of your soul fist then you may put questions to me," he said.
He also told the police officer that his driver was not guilty because he fulfilled priests order and could not disobey.
When the policeman kept insisting that the priest's driver had committed road traffic offence, Bishop Pavel said: "That's nothing, thank God," sat in the car and ordered the driver to move.
The camera captured the registration plate AA 0004 MB when the car was driving off.
Print screen of the footage of the priest's dispute with the police in 2015.
According to the order of the Interior Ministry on the price of the registration plates, such plate costs 20,000 hryvnia (about $900). The minimum price of the car shown in this story is 2,300,000 hryvnia (about $100,000).