Vicar of the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra could not answer the question: "Whose is Crimea?"
Dmytro Chernyshov, who witnessed this situation, told about it, says Religiyna Pravda citing Buknews.
"In the evening, warm clothes were brought to friends at the checkpoint near Chernivtsi, and just at this time, the territorial defence stopped the motorcade of the rector of the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra, Metropolitan Pavel (popularly known as Pasha-Mercedes)... The guys from territorial defence asked him an elementary question: "Whose is Crimea?" to which the Metropolitan of the Ukrainian Church could not give an answer, only saying that "Crimea belongs to the people who live in it."
Judging by how much Russia has now overtaken the invaders there, according to the logic of Pasha-Mercedes, Crimea is clearly not Ukrainian. Shame on such citizens of Ukraine!" the message says.
Vicar of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra Metropolitan Pavel recently was in Turkey.
This was reported by sources in the Ukrainian law enforcement agencies, answering the question of where exactly the Metropolitan was going when he was detained on the border with Moldova. However, the security forces know for certain that The Vicar of the Lavra went from Moldova to Turkey, where Metropolitan Anthony held a meeting with representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church to fulfill the task of the chancellor of UOC-MP