Simferopol (QHA) - Crimean pro-Russian organizations said they are ready to provide all possible assistance in finding those responsible for setting on fire mosques in Saki and Krasnogvardeyskiy district of Crimea.
This is stated in a joint statement of Simferopol “Russian Unity” party, Russian Community of Crimea and Cossack brotherhood “Unity”.
“Fires in the mosques of Crimea, which occurred over the last few days, are nothing more than an attempt to undermine harmony and peace in Crimea. Those who did it, aim to escalate the conflict in Crimea. After several unsuccessful attempts to discredit Russian organizations in Crimea, they have moved to open disturbance of the situation,” says the statement.
At the same time, representatives of the pro-Russian organizations accuse head of secretariat of Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people Zair Smedlyaev in stirring up the situation. In his comments to media, Smedlyaev made a connection between the meeting-requiem and burning of a flag of the organization of Ukrainian nationalists (OUN UPA) conducted in Simferopol by Russian organizations and the fires in the mosques.
“Russian organizations of Crimea appeal to all Muslims of Crimea. We have one homeland- Crimea…We have one goal- happy and peaceful life of our children. With resentment we learned about fires in the mosques in Saki and Krasnogvardeyskiy district. We feel compassion and are ready to provide all possible assistance in the search of the guilty”, reads the statement.
Also, in the statement Russian organizations congratulated Crimean Tatars with Kurban Bayram holiday and wished peace and stability on the Crimean land.
As reported, on the eve of the Muslim holiday Kurban Bayram, two mosques in Crimea were set on fire. On October 13, Central mosque of Saki was fired. On October 15, mosque in Rovnoye settlement of Krasnogvardeyskiy district was set on fire.