The clip shows Sergey Kosyak, a holy man from Saxony, East Germany, being attacked by a key-wielding Russian who yells, “Get the damn Ukrainian flag off your car!”
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This is the shocking moment a Ukrainian priest was attacked by a spanner-wielding Russian yelling, “Get the damn Ukrainian flag off your car!”
Sergey Kosyak, 46, was shocked after he was publicly attacked for showing his support for Ukraine.
He was driving with the Ukraine flag on his car in Saxony, eastern Germany, on Saturday when the incident happened.
The priest captured the entire attack on his dashcam and posted the video on YouTube.
Footage shows the Russian spotting the flag of Ukraine and yelling “Get it off your damn car!” in Russian before it gets physical.
The attack quickly ended after a group of bystanders and the Russian’s own passenger rushed to intervene.
He was pushed back into the front seat of his vehicle before driving away.
Father Sergey has lived in Saxony since 2014 and heads the Ukrainian Aid Center in Bautzen, which helps resettle refugees from his native Donetsk.
The priest said: “It turns out that for Kremlin supporters thirsting for Ukrainian blood, our flag is like sunlight on vampires.”
He added he was now concerned about what the refugees could face once they arrive in the country.
Speaking to TAG24, Kosyak said: “I brought many people to Germany to make them safe here.
“Now something like that is happening here too. We don’t feel protected.”
The priest was not injured in the attack, but immediately called the police so that the man “is punished and others do not continue like this”.
Local officials did not name the attacker but urged witnesses to come forward. They added that they were trying to figure out the man’s motives.
They are investigating the man for attempted dangerous bodily harm and threats.
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