On the eve of Kurban Bayram two Crimean mosques set on fire

16 October 2013 11:29
(QHA) -

On October 13, the Crimean Tatar mosque-madrasa in Saki town of Crimea was set on fire.

In the morning of October 15, on the first day of Kurban Bayram the room of imam in the mosque of Rovnoye village in Krasnogvardeyskiy district was also set on fire.

The committee of Muslims of Crimea believes that these were provocations.

The police opened criminal proceedings.

Experts believe that the fires are aimed to destabilize the situation in Crimea to prevent the signing of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the European Union at the summit of "Eastern Partnership" in Vilnius (Lithuania) on November 28-29.

Reference: In Ukraine, the first case of burning of a mosque took place near village of Mirnoye in Crimea in December 2010. Then, the recently-completed mosque roof was burned and collapsed on the night of December 24.