Islam in Ukraine is the second largest religion after Christianity, although Muslims are still a small minority.
Most Ukranian Muslims are refugees from different parts of the former Russian empire and the Soviet Union.
That includes Tatars, Chechens, and Dagestanis who have suffered long at the hands of Russians.
There are also Meskhetian Turks.
They were deported by Soviet leader Josef Stalin from their ancestral lands in Georgia in the early 20th century.
There are approximately 150 mosques in Ukraine.
25% of Crimea’s population is Muslim.
It was occupied by Russia in 2014.
Now most Muslims are concentrated in Donbas region, which came under Russian control.