The Yekaterinburg diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church published on its website on Friday, August 4, an official statement in which he denied media reports about the priest, carrying his son in the trunk of a car in the town of Verkhnyaya Pyshma.
“After reviewing the video, it becomes obvious that the child climbed into the Luggage compartment of hatchback Skoda Octavia, moves to the back row passenger seats of the car. This fact significantly confirms the driver,” said the diocese.
In the message of the Church noted that the main person involved in this story — priest Andrei Bukin. He is the Abbot of the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral of the city of Verkhnyaya Pyshma. Disgusting member of the municipal Public chamber and a father of five children.
The priest explained that in the last days of his children playing in the paratroopers (2nd August was celebrated the day of airborne forces). “Get in the car, as in the APC is via the back door” — quoted his words in the diocese. This moment was embodied by the author of the video that formed the basis of the local news media.
Informed upon possible violations of rules of transportation of the child to the regional Department of the TFR has appointed a preliminary examination.
“On the Parking lot at Valencia in the town of Verkhnyaya Pyshma the driver of the car sat a child in the trunk of his car and took away in the unknown direction”, — stated in the message. The incident, according to authorities, occurred on August 3.