This is reported by Censor.NET citing the communications department of National Police in the Rivne region.
The conflict arouse on the territory of Korets Sviato-Troitskyi female monastery between a 53-year-old MP, resident of Kyiv, and the priest, who came to a service. As stated by the vicar, the MP initiated the quarrel, was using rude language towards the priest, threatened with bodily harm and attempted a fight because of disagreements over Ukrainian orthodoxy, the police said.
Law enforcers are conducting a check that will result in a relevant procedural decision.
Former deputy of the Rivne regional council Stepan Movchan informed that the conflict occurred between opposition MP Vadym Novinskyi and Metropolitan of Pereiaslav-Khmelnytskyi Oleksandr Drabynko. Personal data provided by the police match those of Novinskyi and Drabynko.
As known, Drabynko is a proponent of Ukrainian orthodox autonomy from the Russian Orthodox church. Novinskyi has been known since Yanukovych era as an opponent of pro-Ukrainian position within the Ukrainian orthodox church.