Mufti of Muslims of Ukraine reads prayer in a destroyed mosque in Bakhmut
According to Sayid Ismagilov, in January of this year, a dome with a crescent moon was installed on the mosque building, but they did not have time to complete the construction. From the first days of the full-scale invasion, the area of Bakhmut, where the mosque is located, came under fire from the Russian army. This is reported by Suspilne TV.
"Now, there are tough battles in Bakhmut. We are defending our land, cities and mosques, which the Russian invaders come and destroy. But Ukraine will win," Ismagilov said.
Sayid Ismagilov has been fighting in one of the territorial defense brigades in the Kyiv region since February 2022, and since April, he has been traveling to the east of Ukraine as part of a paramedic brigade. This is not Ismagilov's first experience related to the war: in 2014, he and his family left occupied Donetsk and subsequently returned to the Donetsk region as a military chaplain. Now the man is a member of a brigade of paramedics who save the lives of civilians and military close to the front line.