Donetsk Muslims condemn shelling of mosque during Eid al-Fitr Prayer



Muslim communities condemned the shelling of the 'Ahat Jami mosque' in Donetsk by Ukrainian forces when Muslims were performing the Eid al-Fitr Prayer.

Building of the mosque was damaged as a result of shelling in the north-western outskirts of Donetsk in the morning of June 4. The dome of the mosque was damaged as a result of shelling.

There were people in the mosque on the occasion of one of the main Muslim holidays - Eid al-Fitr. They were forced to go down to the basement. No injuries reported.

 Donetsk Muslim community chairman, Rashid Bragin urged the international community including human rights organizations to influence Ukrainian authorities in connection with the shelling of the Ahat Jami mosque, RIA news agency reported.

Donetsk People’s Republic Head Denis Pushilin also condemned the attack and called it a " a new demonstration of inhumanity of Ukrainian forces".


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