‘The Prophet was Himself a Warrior’ – Ukrainian Muslims Join Russia Fight
Muslims make up almost 1 per cent of the population in Ukraine, which is predominantly Orthodox Christian. There is a large Muslim population in Crimea — home to the Crimean Tatars and illegally annexed by Russia in 2014. Numbers there jump to 12 per cent. There is also a sizeable Muslim community in eastern Ukraine, the result of waves of economic migration as the region industrialised and many Muslims immigrated to the Donbas region to work in the mines and factories.